Crandall lauded for extraordinary efforts in behalf of students

Eve Crandall, academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University, has seized numerous opportunities to enhance student success and retention in the School of Art. In recognition of these efforts, she received the 2016 President’s Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students at the Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception April 14.

The award recognizes individuals and units in the BGSU learning community that contribute to undergraduate students’ educational development through effective academic advising. Crandall’s award included a $1,000 cash payment.

In their letters of recommendation, Crandall’s advisees described her as encouraging, inspiring and supportive.

“Eve has been more than just an adviser to me,” 2-Dimensional art major Alyssa Rae Lombardi wrote. “She has been one of the most encouraging people I have met in my college career. Eve went out of her way to give me the connections, confidence and support that I needed at all times.”

Sociology major Alleé Keene wrote, “I truly cannot put into words how instrumental Eve has been to the success of my undergraduate career. She has inspired me in so many ways and I couldn’t possibly thank her enough for the amazing things she’s done for me.”

 Art education major Erin Johnson wrote, “She has been nothing short of an extraordinary adviser; taking time to make sure my educational planning stays on track, making sure I receive credit for courses I have already taken, and to be a reaffirming voice that I am on the correct path to graduation and success.”

Since starting her advising career at BGSU in 2011, Crandall has helped students resolve issues that could have prevented them from continuing or graduating. When she sees an issue that could impact other students, she works to fix the issue on a larger scale. This approach is one of the reasons she was nominated for the award.

On several occasions she has actively sought out collaborative opportunities with art faculty in an effort to enhance the student retention efforts for the school,

“On several occasions she has actively sought out collaborative opportunities with art faculty in an effort to enhance the student retention efforts for the school,” Lee Ann Koenigbauer, director of advising, wrote in her recommendation.

These opportunities have included creating a clearer art course transfer evaluation process for students and connecting art faculty with the new SSC software tool.

In addition, “Eve has chosen to be an active part of creating a positive work environment at BGSU by participating in Administrative Staff Council as a representative of the Provost’s area as well as being a participant in the Amendments Committee,” Koenigbauer wrote.