Stephen Kappeler Receives Outstanding Advisor Award

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Eastern Kentucky University lecturer Stephen Kappeler recently received the 2012 Outstanding Advisor Award from the Kentucky Academic Advising Association (KACADA).

Kappeler, who teaches in the Department of Criminal Justice and Police Studies, joined the EKU faculty in 2005. He serves as an academic advisor to all criminal justice and police studies majors at Eastern’s regional campuses. Kappeler received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Central Missouri State University and his master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Radford University.

All academic advisors employed by institutions of higher learning in Kentucky are eligible for the KACADA awards. A selection committee evaluates nominees on the evidence of qualities such as interpersonal skills, availability to advisees and others, appropriate referral activity, use and dissemination of information sources, and student success rate, among many others.

The purpose of the KACADA is to increase recognition for academic advising as a profession and to support the development and professional growth of academic advisors in higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Published on November 19, 2012