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Celebration of Advising and Walker Advising Awards
George Terry

Three to be honored at May 2 reception for outstanding student advising

Elvira Galvan Hack (Advisor, Animal Biology, Entomology), Dr. Bob Kimsey, and Mirella Lopez are the 2019 recipients of the Harry and Eleanor Walker Academic Advising Award. They will be honored at a reception May 2 at Plant and Environmental Sciences 3001.

The Eleanor and Harry Walker Award Fund was established to support and recognize excellence in advising at UC Davis and in the CA&ES. Proceeds from the fund are used to support David Spight, NACADA President, the keynote speaker at UC Davis Academic Advising Conference, and to support academic advising awards in CA&ES.

Dr. Harry Walker was a professor in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis for over 40 years. He served as Associate Dean in CA&ES, was chosen by the UC Davis Academic Staff Organization as its Outstanding Academic Lecturer, and received an Outstanding Advisor Award from the campus. Dr. Walker led the development of the Exploratory Major Program in CA&ES and served as a Master Advisor for undergraduate students in the program for many years.

Eleanor and Harry Walker have been long-time leaders in recognizing the importance of advising and the role that academic advisors play in helping students succeed. Through their generosity and commitment, the Eleanor and Harry Walker Award celebrates excellence and innovation in academic advising. The college grants the following awards to individuals who exemplify excellence in their area:

  • Faculty Advisor
  • Staff Advisor
  • Peer Advisor