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Friday, January 25, 2013 - SBA's Julie Dermidoff earns Outstanding Professional Advising Award
By Eric Reikowski, media relations assistant


Julie Dermidoff, an academic adviser in the School of Business Administration, has earned the 2012-2013 Outstanding Professional Advising Award.

Dermidoff has served the university full-time since February 2005. In her position, she advises approximately 700 undergraduate students on course scheduling, registration, major selection, graduation requirements and academic difficulty.

“It is an honor to have received this award, and I am lucky to have the job that I do,” Dermidoff said. “As an academic adviser, I feel it is my responsibility to empower students to meet their academic and career goals, and I work hard to build a rapport with as many students as I can.”

Along with her advising duties, she has served on numerous committees including the Student Academic Support Committee and the Administrative Professional Assembly. She currently serves on the University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction and the Student to Professional Steering Committee.

As the university prepared to introduce full year registration, Dermidoff led an overhaul of the SBA undergraduate program requirements, course prerequisites and communication plan to help ensure a seamless transition.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Outstanding Professional Advising Award recognizes extraordinary mentoring relationships, development of strong leadership skills, contributions to creating new programs and high student satisfaction.

The selection committee for the award includes the dean of student life, senior associate provost, faculty representatives from each of OU’s colleges and schools and the student body president. Committee chair is Lorin Wright, winner of the 2011-2012 advising award.

Dermidoff will receive her award at an April reception.