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Georgia Southern University Professor Brian Koehler Receives National Award

Koehler_BrianBrian Koehler, associate professor of chemistry in Georgia Southern University’s Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology, has received a 2009 Outstanding Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

‘As Georgia Southern continues to explore ways to increase our retention and graduate rates, effective advising programs play a critical role in these areas. I appreciate the significant contributions Dr. Koehler has made to promote effective advising for our students,” said University President Bruce Grube.

‘Dr. Koehler is perpetually engaged in rich conversations with students, be it in his office, laboratory or hallways. He is passionate about coaching students on how to be successful at Georgia Southern and in their careers; his national recognition for his support of students through advisement is truly deserved,” said Bret Danilowicz, dean of the College of Science and Technology.

Koehler will be honored along with this year’s other recipients at an awards reception in September during the NACADA Annual Conference in San Antonio.

The non-profit National Academic Advising Association promotes quality academic advising and professional development of its membership of more than 10,000 faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs.

Since coming to Georgia Southern in 1999, Koehler has devoted much of his time to working on educational improvements in the general chemistry laboratory program. He also has an ongoing group of research students analyzing foods for compounds with known health-related effects.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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