Carla Griffin, UALR Academic Advisor, received the ArkAAN 2013 Outstanding Advisor Award. The award was presented during the annual conference on September 27, 2013 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Carla has served in an advising capacity for 17 years and her nomination came as a result of her dedication to the¬†profession, her consistency in the quality of advising that she delivers, and her ability to¬†evolve her skill sets to match the dynamic needs of her students.¬†Even after all of her years of service, she still was surprised to receive this award.
In the words of one student, “After 6 years out of college, [Ms. Griffin] was more encouraging¬†to me than anyone and made me believe I could be successful even with a toddler at home ….¬†I credit the courage to start school again to¬†Ms. Griffin.”