The Department of Entomology would like to congratulate Rebecca Hapes, Senior Academic Advisor in Entomology, on her recent election as chair of the Advising Training and Development Commission of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Hapes assumes her new role at the end of the NACADA Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, NV in October and will serve in this position until October 2017.
As the chair, Hapes will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the commission regarding its special advising area of interest, promoting participation in commission activities and conference programming, and proposing and facilitating activities and publications to advance the professional development of its members and contribute to the general body of knowledge of the commission.
In this role, Hapes will be contributing not only to the Association but also to the profession of advising and higher education in general.
Hapes is the Department’s Senior Academic Advisor II and is responsible for assisting graduate and undergraduate students concerning their educational/career goals. She assists with student recruitment, application, matriculation, and guides students through their academic programs while enrolled, as well as assists with a variety of other academic operations within the department.
She is currently serving as the National Chair for the Advising Graduate and Professional Students Commission for the NACADA (2013-2015) and has received the organization’s Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in 2010 and the Region VII Outstanding Advisor – Primary Role Award in 2009.
“I’m honored to be selected for this position and to continue to advance to goals of the organization in this capacity,” Hapes said.