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Gebke and Stone to present at NACADA

April 12, 2012, Nicole Trainor


The College of Business would like to congratulate their own Chief Academic Advisor, Tabitha Stone, and Director of Enrollment Management, Jill Gebke, for being selected to present at the 2012 NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in October. Their presentation, entitled "Aligning the STARS- Faculty, Advisement, and Students Working Together to Achieve Academic Success in Student Retention" was chosen by the NACADA committee because of its high quality and interesting content. 

NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications.

The duo’s presentation will discuss STARS (Steps Toward Academic Responsibility and Success). This is an intense, yet flexible retention program for students with a history of serious academic difficulties. Students not eligible for automatic re/entry into the College of Business may apply to participate in STARS as a condition of their acceptance. Students are accepted into STARS based on their applications and personal interviews. Accepted students must contractually agree to fully participate in the program with an understanding that they will be held accountable to high standards.  Students who are found in violation of the STARS contract are at risk of having their suspension from the College and/or University reinstated.

"We are extremely excited to be able to share the success we have experienced through the STARS program with professionals in our field," states Jill Gebke.

For more information about the STARS programs, stop by the undergraduate academic office or call 618-536-4431 to set up an appointment to meet with a College of Business academic advisor.