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Congratulations, Dr. Sue Hanson!!

Dr. Hanson is dedicated to advising, not only Pre-Health Professions students, but all students here at Carroll University.  Sue provides a holistic approach to advising, seeing the student where they are at and walking with them as they learn to reflect and grow during their time here at Carroll.  As one of her nominators stated, “One primary focus of Sue’s advising is to help the student become self-reflective. While pre-health students have many requirements to meet in order to be successful grad school candidates, Sue presents these factors to students as part of their journey to self-discovery to strengthen their career choice and not simply ‘boxes to check off’.”

Sue’s passion and dedication to the student experience shows, not only in her face-to-face interactions with students, but in her contributions to advising as a profession here at Carroll.  Sue is an active member of National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), bringing back resources and information for all advisors to use here at Carroll.  She has developed over 40 original documents/handouts, researched/curated relevant web resources and posted dozens of additional documents and hundreds of bookmarks to the Pre-Health Advising MyGroups page so that it may serve both pre-health professions students and faculty advising those students alike. This page alone has received over 7000 views and 248 unique users since its debut in Fall 2016.  Sue also has worked with colleagues to develop and facilitate the Bound for Success program, which guides students to become competitive applicants for their next phase of their academic journey.

Sue’s dedication is evident as she readily volunteers to help with advising-related events and advising incoming first-year students at Advising & Registration programming. Sue is also an active member on the Academic Advising Working Group, working to change the culture of advising at Carroll University from something that the student ‘has to’ do to something that every student ‘wants to’ do.

Congratulations, Dr. Hanson, and thank you for all you do to help your students grow and succeed at Carroll and beyond!