2015 – 2016 Tate Award Recipients
John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

The John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising is named in honor of John Tate, Professor of Physics and first Dean of University College (1930-41). The Tate Award serves to recognize and reward high-quality advising at the University of Minnesota. It calls attention to the contributions academic advising and career services make in helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career, and personal goals. By recognizing professionals for their outstanding commitment to students, the Tate Award celebrates the role that academic advising and career services play in the University’s educational mission.

This year’s awards were presented at a luncheon during the John Tate Advising Conference on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the McNamara Alumni Center. This is the 29th class of recipients of the John Tate Award. 

The recipients of the 2015-2016 John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising were:

Sara Georgeson, Senior Academic Advisor, Student Services, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Eric Watkins, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Stefanie Wiesneski, Coordinator of Advising, Student Services, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Maryanne Williams, Academic Advisor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities