BATON ROUGE – Bridget Robicheaux, counselor for the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner from the National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA. Robicheaux will be recognized at the NACADA Annual Conference Oct. 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.
“My goal is to provide each LSU student with whom I interact, information, resources and support to reach their full potential in an accepting and genuine environment,” Robicheaux said. “While my role is to provide support to students, their passion and drive motivates and inspires me daily.”
The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration, whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students. Robicheaux was selected from a competitive pool of national and international candidates.
Robicheaux joins other award-winning counselors and advisors from LSU that have received this prestigious national honor, including Robbie S. Bowen and Ashley Granger in 2014, Andrea L. Jones in 2013, Annette L. Yancy in 2012, Joyce Wakefield in 2009, Rachel L. Singleton in 2008 and Tim Fields in 2007.
“Bridget is an excellent academic counselor and has a reputation across our campus as a caring and conscientious advising professional,” said R. Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “She is equally admired by the many students she serves and thus is very deserving of this national award.”
“Bridget excels in her role as a retention leader in the college, her use of assessment of student learning outcomes to demonstrate effectiveness in advisement practices, and in her relationships with students and faculty,” said Jennifer Curry, associate dean for programs and services and associate professor of counselor education, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. “She has the skills to lead, but what makes her a great leader is that she has the passion, heart and willingness to serve.”
Robicheaux’s interactions with students can best be described with the following comments from students:
Robicheaux is a licensed professional counselor with a Master of Arts in community counseling and a Bachelor of Science in secondary education social studies from LSU. She also holds a Certificate of Education Specialist in school counseling from LSU.
“I strive to continue learning, through formal education or professional development, to improve my skills, assist others in their development, and best serve the students of LSU,” Robicheaux said. “I am learning the power of transformational leadership on a personal and professional level and am empowered by the changes I see in myself and others.”
Robicheaux joined LSU College of Human Sciences & Education in 2006, with one year of school counseling service as an education specialist intern. Prior to LSU, she taught 6th and 7th grade students in world and American history at B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School in Baldwin, La. Robicheaux is a member of NACADA, Louisiana Counseling Association, Louisiana College Counseling Association – president (2013-2014), Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society and Chi Sigma Iota.
Since 1983, NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The goal of NACADA is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA’s membership has grown to more than 10,000 faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.
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