It is with real pleasure that we announce that our very own Omar Ramirez, a member of the Undergraduate Advising staff, has received two awards this month for his great advising skills. He has received a UC Berkeley 2015 Excellence in Advising Award for Outstanding Advisor and a NACADA Region 9 Award for Excellence in Advising.
Omar won these awards for a number of reasons. He is recognized for modeling an advising style that centers on student needs and advocacy. He is warm, kind and welcoming. He is a great trainer and personally will step up to help out no matter the circumstances. He's also responsible for the access and inclusion of CED's diverse student population overseeing the CED Admissions Ambassadors program for undergraduates. Both the UC Berkeley and NACADA selection committees were very impressed with the many contributions he has made to students and to the advising profession as a whole.