Sister Jean Cecile Hunt was an icon at Siena Heights College (now, Siena Heights University) from 1974 until 1990. As an academic advisor in the General Studies Division, Sister Jean always greeted students with a smile and a very caring and optimistic attitude and looked for their best attributes. Sister Jean went beyond just scheduling classes. She asked probing questions and empowered students to think outside the box as well as to become self-advocates. She was persistent and collaborative when it came to Siena students and sought ways to make certain that their needs were being met. Sister Jean Cecile passed away in 1999. Her memory and dedication to the students of Siena Heights University will live on with this recognition in her honor.
Students, both present, graduate, and/or alumni, are encouraged to nominate an active academic advisor from one of the three colleges at Siena Heights University—CAS (College of Arts and Sciences), CPS (College for Professional Studies), or Graduate College. The selected nominee will receive $1000 and be recognized during the Honors Convocation each spring.
Tell us your story and explain why you are making this nomination. What impact did a Siena academic advisor have on you? It may be that an advisor enabled you to consider a change in your life, your major, or your career goal. Maybe your advisor helped you to get off academic probation or off academic suspension, or into graduate school. Maybe this is someone who assisted you to put your best foot forward.
Nomination forms for this teaching award may be submitted until March 17, 2021. Please complete the online nomination form to the right.