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Zondlo receives award for excellence in advising

A portrait of John Zondlo

John Zondlo has won the Nicholas Evans Award for Excellence in Advising.


John Zondlo, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, is one of four academic advisers at West Virginia University to be awarded the Nicholas Evans Award for Excellence in Advising.

This annual award, established by the Office of the Provost, is given in honor of Dr. Nicholas Evans, a lifelong proponent of the importance of undergraduate advising at WVU. Each year two faculty and two staff are recognized for their work advising and mentoring students.

Zondlo advises nearly 100 students while serving as a faculty adviser for multiple departments and college organizations. Rakesh Gupta, Berry Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, wrote, “John has been an academic adviser in the Department for more than 35 years. He represents the ‘corporate memory’ of this aspect of the Department’s life.” A student wrote, “Dr. Zondlo has been one of the main reasons I’ve stayed in the major, and is also one of the main reasons I’ve been so successful over my college career.”

Also recognized were Dana Huebert-Lima, teaching assistant professor in biology, Lawrence Iorio, developmental advising specialist in the College of Business and Economics and Killeen Schlegel, program assistant in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

The Nicholas Evans Advising Award recipients will be recognized by President Gordon Gee and Provost Joyce McConnell at Blaney House this month. Each will also receive $1,250 in professional development support.



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