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Posted 9:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

Valerie Krage, a lecturer in the Educational Studies Department, is the recipient of a 2021 Eagle Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Valerie Krage wins 2021 Eagle Excellence in Academic Advising Award

Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, UWL had many academic advisors go above and beyond in helping students pursue their educational and career goals.

This year, UWL is honoring two advisors with 2021 Eagle Excellence in Academic Advising Awards. The winners were selected from a pool of student submissions and will be recognized during Chancellor Joe Gow’s opening remarks for the fall semester.

They are:

  • Valerie Krage, Educational Studies
  • Emily Whitney, Health Education and Health Promotion

This is the first of two stories highlighting the winners.

Valerie Krage, Educational Studies

Started at UWL: 2019

Advising responsibilities: I advise approximately 30 students. In addition to guiding them each semester in selecting the courses that will ensure that they progress through the program, I support them in any way that I can — sharing resources, providing support and cheering them on. I make sure they are aware of the various benchmarks throughout the program, such as applying to the School of Ed and taking the standardized tests required by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for licensure.

Background: Prior to coming to UWL, I was at Viterbo University for six years, and previous to that I was with the La Crescent-Hokah School District for 21 years.

Favorite part of advising: My favorite part of being an advisor without question is making connections with students and getting to know them as individuals. I have all of my advisees in classes at some point during their program, so it is fun to see them from two perspectives.


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