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Three University of Wisconsin Oshkosh staff members have been honored with 2008 Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) awards.

Gary Simonsen received the Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding achievement and longevity in advising. Nominees must have a maximum of 10 years in the profession.

Lisa Szromba received the Advising Profession Impact Award for faculty or full-time advisers who have five or fewer years of experience and have made a significant impact on their unit, on campus or in the field of advising.

Liz Whalley received the Advising Excellence Award, which is granted to those who exhibit exemplary qualities of an academic adviser, including strong interpersonal skills, a caring attitude and behavior that builds strong relationships with advisees and mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures.

WACADA awards recognize individuals who work with, for and in favor of students in an academic advising capacity and those who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the profession of academic advising.

Past UW Oshkosh WACADA award winners include Susan Inciong (Advising Excellence Award, 2001), Dana Vaughan (Advising Excellence Award, 2003), Melissa Lantta (New Professional Award, 2007) and Cindy Fruhwirth (Advising Achievement Award, 2007).

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