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Three Auburn University employees have been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association with regional and national honors.

Katie Lackey, an academic advisor in the College of Human Sciences, received the 2014 NACADA Region 4 award for Excellence in Advising – Primary Role and the national Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role. In 2013, both awards went to Krysta Diehl in Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Earning honors for COSAM in 2014 were Elizabeth Yarbrough, director of student services, and Kathryn West, coordinator of the Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Science degree programs.

Yarbrough is the recipient of the NACADA Region 4 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administration award, as well as the national Outstanding Advising Award – Certificate of Merit.

West is the recipient of the 2014 Region 4 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Role award and the national Outstanding Advising Award – Faculty Academic Advising.

Awards earned by Lackey and Yarbrough are presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. The Faculty Academic Advising category includes those individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.

Regional awards were presented at the NACADA Region 4 conference in the spring in Savannah, Georgia. National award honorees were recognized in Minneapolis in the fall at the NACADA annual conference.

Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing the service to higher education.