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Powers Receives Award for Outstanding Advising

Powers Receives Award for Outstanding Advising


Ashleigh Powers received the Outstanding Advising, Primary Role Award from the Tennessee Academic Advising Association (TennACADA) in recognition of her outstanding service in the field of academic advising.

“We are already aware that Ashleigh is an amazing advisor, but it is wonderful that the rest of the campus is also recognizing her talent,” said Deb Welsh, professor and head of the Department of Psychology. “I am continually impressed with how well Ashleigh knows our psychology and neuroscience majors. She knows them individually and knows their goals, their challenges, their successes, and their strengths. She is a true advocate for her students.  She personally reaches out to staff, faculty, and offices throughout the campus to help a student in distress or a student in need of assistance. We are so fortunate to have Ashleigh Powers in our department. She has contributed in substantial ways toward helping raise the retention and graduation rates in psychology by her outstanding advising.”

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