Academic and athletic adviser at Penn State receives national award

July 02, 2010

Sandy Meyer, an assistant director of the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes on Penn State's University Park campus, received the Lan Hewlett Award at the 35th annual National Association of Academic Advising for Athletics (N4A) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award, named after the first recognized academic/athletic adviser at the University of Texas, is the highest award given by the N4A.

The award is given to a current member, nominated by his/her institution, who exhibits merited stature among and support from student athletes, faculty, coaches and fellow administrators. Included in the criteria is a high level of competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting varied and emerging needs of student athletes, effective development of junior staff, leadership in university affairs, and significant contributions to the field through publications or professional development.

Meyer has been an academic/athletic adviser at Penn State since 1987, she has received other national recognition during her career and currently serves as the chair of NACADA's Advising Student-Athlete Commission.

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