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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release


Deborah Toomey, instructor of marketing and management, receives the 2009 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from Casey Self, National Academic Advising Association president.

Nov. 4, 2009

Toomey accepts national academic advising award

Deborah Toomey, instructor of marketing and management, received the 2009 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit (Faculty Academic Advising category) from the National Academic Advising Association. The award was presented Sept. 30 during the 10,000-member association's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

The award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in serving as academic advisers and academic advising administrators. The Faculty Academic Advising category includes individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching but who make significant contributions to their institution's advisement program.

Toomey, nominated for the award by Dr. Chi Lo Lim, chair and associate professor of marketing and management, was one of 13 advisers nationwide honored with a certificate in the Faculty Academic Advising category. She began her Northwest career in 1997 as coordinator of student orientation and transfer affairs and later was assistant director of student advising and associate director of admissions before joining the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies faculty in 2004.

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