Carol Sue Slusser, enrollment services coordinator in the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, received the university's 2010 Provost Award for Excellence in Advising.

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising is given annually to a Virginia Tech faculty or staff member who serves undergraduate advisees in exemplary ways. Awardees receive a $2,000 prize and are inducted into the university’s Academy of Advising Excellence.

Prior to her current position in the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Slusser spent nearly 15 years helping students and faculty as an advisor for the interdisciplinary studies program. In that role, Slusser worked with students from orientation to graduation, providing both academic guidance as well as personal and career guidance.

“While department chairs and the interdisciplinary studies undergraduate program directs have come and gone, Carol Sue remained a constant and stable, yet influential and energizing force on the interdisciplinary studies major -- and especially its students, for nearly 15 years,” said Peter L. Schmitthenner, associate professor and chair of the Department of Religion and Culture.

“Carol Sue has proven to be one in a million,” adds Michael Saffle, professor of religion and culture. “Her devotion to students is remarkable; her intelligence is something that everyone in our department and other programs count on; her cheerfulness, promptness, and suggestions of inestimable value to literally thousands of students who have taken courses over the years in programs ranging from the humanities, to women’s studies, to religious studies. She is an advisor in the best sense of that word: a foundation of information and encouragement.”

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