MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University has announced that Teacher Education Advisor Holly VanVlymen has been named the Council of Academic Advisors (COAA) Advisor of the Month for November.
Referred to by a student as the “kind of advisor who goes above and beyond for their students,” VanVlymen exemplifies that quality through her weekly email reminders about upcoming functions, dates to remember, and words of encouragement.
Says the student that nominated her, “She is always available to talk and support her students, and go the extra mile for whatever will best help students. I have attended two other colleges before attending WIU and I have never had such a welcoming and helpful advisor. There are not enough kind words that could be said about this nominee, as she emulates exactly what an academic advisor should be.”