Patty Micks, assistant dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies, is a recipient of this year’s Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award. The award, given out by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina and Cengage, honors college faculty, administrators, staff, and students for their outstanding work on behalf of first-year students and for the impact their efforts have on the students and culture of their institutions. This year’s recipients were formally recognized during the forty-first annual conference on the first-year experience held in Orlando, Florida.
“The rich tradition of this award includes more than three decades of recognizing the outstanding work that takes place making an immeasurable impact on the lives of first-year students,” said Jennifer Keup, executive director of the National Resource Center. “It’s an absolute honor to add ten more names to the list of esteemed colleagues who have previously received this honor.”