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USU Aviation Advisor Receives National Award


Kaylee RoholtKaylee Roholt, an advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, recently received the 2015 Outstanding New Advisor Award from the National Academic Advising Association.

The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for three years or less.

“My role as an advisor is important to me because I work with students for their entire student career,” Roholt said. “Faculty come and go depending on class schedules, but I see my students from start to finish. College is an exciting time of life and I love seeing the enthusiasm in students’ eyes as they find the path that suits them best. I love to see students succeed.”

Roholt advises for the aviation program in USU’s College of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education.

“Kaylee is very deserving of this award,” said Brian Warnick, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. “She is successful as an advisor because she cares about students and their success. Her positive attitude is infectious and her students appreciate having her as their advocate.”

Roholt is originally from Garland, Utah. She received her associate’s degree from Snow College and went on to graduate from USU with a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2010.

The National Academic Advising Association, which consists of faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs, promotes quality academic advising and professional development to enhance students’ educational progress.

“I enjoy taking the time to learn about each of my students so I can help them find the resources that suit them,” Roholt said. “Everyone has their own story, and no two accomplishments or challenges are the same. I love that higher education allows people to mold their life and I am glad I am able to be part of the process!”

Roholt was honored and presented with this award in Las Vegas, Nevada during the National Academic Advising Association’s Annual Conference.

Writer: Shelby Ruud, shelby.ruud@usu.edu
Contact: Kaylee Roholt, kaylee.roholt@usu.edu