BOONE — Laura England, senior lecturer in Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development, has received global recognition for her work in advising students.

England has been named as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Advising Award in the Academic Advising Faculty category from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising — an organization with over 14,000 international members promoting and supporting quality academic advising in institutions of higher education.

The award honors individuals making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising within higher education internationally.

England is one of only four recipients in the advising faculty category worldwide in 2019, and she is the first faculty adviser from Appalachian to earn the award, which will be presented at the NACADA Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky., this fall.

Vivek Shastry, academic adviser for the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian, said it is a great honor to have a faculty adviser win this award.

“Laura England goes above and beyond to help her students, past and current, to achieve their dreams and overcome challenges. It’s a great feeling to have a member of our faculty recognized for all the hard work and dedication to help our students graduate and become successful global citizens,” she said.

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