GPC President Receives National Advising Award

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Author: Beverly James   

For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College President Dr. Anthony Tricoli has received the 2012 Pacesetter Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for his support of advising and counseling at the college.

This award recognizes executive officers who exemplify a commitment to academic advising and are true advocates for advising, students and advisors across the institution. Since 1983, NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advisement. The organization is considered the premiere advising advocate for student advising.

During his tenure, Tricoli has revamped advising and counseling at Georgia Perimeter. With the help of task forces comprised of faculty and staff, GPC used the state’s Rapid Improvement Process to define, improve and standardize academic advising.

“This national recognition is not the end of a process, but a benchmark along a path that will take GPC to new heights in excellence in providing opportunities to students to achieve college success,” Tricoli said. “It is an honor to be recognized by a national organization for the hard work we do at Georgia Perimeter to improve academic advising.”

Tricoli is not the first at GPC to be honored by the national organization. Dr. Sallie Paschal and Tamra Ortgies-Young both received NACADA awards in 2009. Paschal received the Outstanding Advising Award, in the academic advising administrator category. Ortgies-Young received the Outstanding Advising Award, in the academic advising faculty category.

Tricoli will be honored Oct. 4 in Nashville, Tenn., during NACADA’s annual fall conference.

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