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Eastern's Citurs Wins Top National Advising Award

Written by Emily Bonoyer

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Congratulating Citurs, left to right, are Carol White, assistant in the Academic Advising Center; Academic Advisement Center University Assistant Christine Guarnieri, Citurs; and LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay, university assistant in the Academic Advising Center.

Willimantic, CT -- Alex Citurs, assistant professor of business administration, was presented the outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the academic advising faculty category of the National Academic Advising Association's (NACADA) National Awards Program for Academic Advising during the NACADA Annual Conference in San Antonio on Sept. 30. Established in 1983, the National Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. 

"Receiving the national faculty advising award and representing Eastern is a very special and humbling honor," said Citurs. "Creating unique and innovative ways to see Eastern students succeed in the world and achieve their dreams by integrating their liberal arts experiences with their major and minor skill sets is extremely exciting."

Citurs has held information systems-related jobs with Allied Group, IBM and State Farm Insurance, and has also consulted with numerous companies on project knowledge management and technology adoption. Citurs received a doctorate in management information systems from Case Western Reserve University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Iowa.


NACADA was chartered as a non-profit organization in 1979 to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to ensure the educational development of students. NACADA has grown to more than 10,000 members consisting of faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students.         




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