Denison Assistant Dean Abby Ghering Wins Noffsinger New Professional Award
Posted: February 24, 2005
Abby Ghering, assistant dean for academic support and enrichment at Denison University, received the Mark G. Noffsinger New Professional Award in February at the annual Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) conference. Noffsinger Award recipients are recognized for acting as role models to students and professionals, demonstrating creativity and innovation in the field with the potential for continued success and must have less than three years of experience in the student affairs profession.
"Ghering is one of the most effective professionals I have seen in this position," says Sam Thios, vice-president of student affairs. "With her students, Ghering balances just the right combination of support and care with appropriately high academic and social expectations. She exemplifies the kind of student affairs professional any one of us would hope to work with as a colleague."
Ghering earned both bachelor's (1999) and master's (2002) degrees from Indiana University. She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Academic Advising Association, and is a former member of the National Orientation Directors Association. Ghering joined the Denison staff in 2002.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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