Christina McIntyre, associate director of University Honors, has received Virginia Tech’s 2012 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.

McIntyre has served in University Honors since 2007. Before that, she served as an undergraduate advisor and assistant department head in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

“Through the years, Christina has displayed a truly superior capacity in advising for hundreds of students in her charge with patience, care for their academic performance, and integrity,” said Terry Papillon, director of University Honors. “She exhibits a true concern that the student experiences the best the university has to offer.”

McIntyre serves as advisor to students seeking the honors baccalaureate, the highest degree designation offered by the university. She also helps students who are applying for major national scholarships, matching students with relevant scholarships, and guiding them to put together an effective application. Her encouragement and expertise have led to many Fulbright, Udall, Truman, Goldwater, and National Science Foundation scholars. She has also worked to make University Honors more accessible to transfer students and non-traditional students.

Former advisee Caitlyn de Kanter wrote, “Christina let my ideas grow by offering subtle advice that helped them develop into my own plan, not hers. She is the reason I am currently in my first year of medical school.”

McIntyre received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Virginia Tech.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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