The Ann V. McGillicuddy-De Lisi Faculty Academic Advisor of the Year Award will be presented to a member of the faculty (tenured or tenure-track) in recognition of excellence in their role as academic advisor. The following criteria of the advisor are considered:

a.) Upholds the core values of caring, commitment, empowerment, inclusivity, integrity, professionalism, and respect, as supported by NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising.

b.) Supports student development by helping advisees define, plan, and achieve their educational goals, and has had a transformative impact on the educational journey of the advisee.

c.) Provides helpful and accurate information regarding college academic requirements and policies.

d.) Makes appropriate referrals as needed.

The Ilan Peleg Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award will be presented to a member of the Faculty who has demonstrated exceptional excellence in mentoring Lafayette students. This excellence could be reflected in the faculty member’s commitment to teaching, scholarship (especially working closely with students), mentoring and support for students while the student is at Lafayette and beyond, and all other forms of mentoring. This could also include mentorship/advising of a student group, team, club, or project.

Please send brief nominations and recommendations via email to by Friday, February 16th. Self-nominations, which may be submitted by faculty, must be accompanied by a letter of support from the department head/program chair (or faculty committee chair, if appropriate).