Denise Rodak '96 MA

Rodak Honored with Advising Award

Denise Rodak, coordinator of Veteran and Military Resources at Montclair State University, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Academic Advising—Primary Role category by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) as part of its 2012 Annual Awards for Academic Advising.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the National Academic Advising Association,” says Rodak. “This award is especially meaningful because I was nominated by the student veterans at Montclair State University.”

Justin Jacobs, a US Army veteran and a senior at Montclair State majoring in History with a Teacher Certification in Social Studies, nominated Rodak for the award.  “Denise’s hard work and commitment to the veteran and military students has made Montclair State an excellent choice for veterans looking to transition to higher education,” he says.

Rodak will be presented with a recognition plaque during a special Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012 during the NACADA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration. The Academic Advising—Primary Role category includes individuals whose primary role is the direct delivery of advising services to students.
NACADA’s membership includes over 10,000 faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students.