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SPEA advisor Amanda Peterson receives 2013 Terri Nation Award

Mar. 28, 2013

Amanda Peterson, an academic advisor with the IU Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), received 2013 Terri Nation award at this year's annual spring conference Feb. 25.

Other nominees were Sheila Maben, advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Tammy Nichols, advisor in the School of Public Health.

Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

Since 2006, the Bloomington Advisors Council has presented the award annually to an outstanding academic advisor at IU Bloomington. The award is given in memory of Terri Nation, who passed away in 2003. Her life is celebrated each year during the conference, and members of her family attend to help present the award.

“I’m honored to be presented with the Terri Nation Award,” Peterson said.

“I didn’t know Terri -- I didn’t become an advisor until 2007. But I have been described by a coworker as an ‘advisor’s advisor,’ which is exactly the way I’ve heard Terri described. She was obviously a great advisor, and an amazing person, so I am flattered to be described in the same way.”

This award recognizes the exceptional achievements of outstanding academic advisors and is based upon service to students, the Bloomington Advisors Council and the IU Bloomington campus community.

Peterson was selected based on her exemplary advising skills, her service of four years as treasurer for the council and her work for the IU Bloomington community in helping to establish the IU Working Moms group

“I enjoy advising all kinds of students, from honors students to those in academic distress, and to be recognized for my work, by my colleagues, is quite an honor,” Peterson said.

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