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June 8, 2015

King wins 2015 National Academic Advising Association Commission and Interest Group Division Service Award 

Nearly 20 years of ongoing, dedicated service to the nation’s community of academic advisors has earned Dan King the 2015 National Academic Advising Association Commission and Interest Group Division Service Award. 

Dan KingKing, the academic adviser in biosystems engineering, civil engineering, and environmental engineering in the Michigan State University College of Engineering, will be honored during NACADA’s 39th annual conference, Sunday, Oct. 4, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The theme for the conference is “What happens in advising stays with students.” 

“My nomination for the NACADA Commission and Interest Group Service Award was a surprise to me, and now that I am receiving the award, it is even more of a surprise,” King said. “ I am indeed honored for this recognition from the National Academic Advising Association.” 

NACADA – The Global Community for Academic Advising 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. 

King said he has been active with national and regional committees, including serving as regional chair for Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, and Wisconsin for a number of years. 

King has been an academic specialist and advisor at MSU for 20 years. He earned two degrees at Michigan State University. A master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration/Business Management in 1981 and a bachelor’s degree in Business Education/Physical Education in 1975.