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WVU Tech's Kelly Hudgins honored for advising efforts

Kelly Hudgins, director of WVU Tech’s Student Success Center, was among four WVU advisors honored with the Nicholas Evans Excellence in Advising Award.

Hudgins has been with WVU Tech for three years. At the SSC, she oversees academic advising for all incoming first-year and transfer students, new student registration events, new student orientation, peer tutoring and academic intervention. Her work has been instrumental in the success of the center, which sees more than 10,000 visits each year.

For Hudgins, that success stems from her department’s focus on ensuring students have access to the resources and opportunities best suited to them on a personal level.

“Good advising meets students exactly where they are when they step on campus and takes the time to examine their academic backgrounds and career goals. Most importantly, good advising seeks out the person behind the student and supports his or her needs in and out of the classroom,” she said.

In addition to recognizing Hudgins’ service to the students of WVU Tech, the award comes with $1,250 in funds for professional development projects.

Hudgins and her fellow awardees were recognized at a dinner event in Morgantown on Wednesday, April 6. Read more about Hudgins and the award in this story from WVU Today.