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Advising Director Awarded

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of Cynthia S. Iten advising a student
Cynthia S. Iten advises a student.

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Iten, who received one of only five such scholarships awarded nationwide this year by NACADA and ACT, will attend the weeklong institute July 27-Aug. 1 in St. Charles, Ill. The program is designed to help advising administrators, faculty, professional advisers, and advising program directors develop strategies for improving advising at institutions of higher learning.

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July 17, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Cynthia S. Iten, director of advising in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded an Academic Advising Summer Institute Scholarship from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and ACT, Inc.

Iten, who received one of only five such scholarships awarded nationwide this year by NACADA and ACT, will attend the weeklong institute July 27-Aug. 1 in St. Charles, Ill. The program is designed to help advising administrators, faculty, professional advisers, and advising program directors develop strategies for improving advising at institutions of higher learning.

"It's a real privilege to be involved with college students at UK through the academic advising process,” Iten said. “I'm very honored and excited that the national professional association has allowed me, through this grant, the opportunity to improve my own skills by learning from the leaders in the field at the Summer Institute."

Iten graduated from UK in 1977 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She earned a master’s degree in education from the College of Education in 1983. She has worked at UK for 26 years, starting her career in the College of Engineering. She also has worked in Undergraduate Admissions and as a student services adviser in the College of Engineering.


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