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Bethany Shaffer Wins Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year

UTA English Advisor and Lecturer Bethany Shaffer was recognized as UTA's 2016 Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year. Shaffer was one of 173 advisors nominated for the award by students. She has served as an Advisor for English since 2001. English Advisor Dr. Charles Hicks had only praise for Shaffer, citing her “genuine” interest in students achieving their goals. In an interview with Shafer courtesy of UTA's College of Liberal Arts, Shaffer described her students as "multi-dimensional, amazing people who somehow balance school, work, and family." She also observed that"[every student] is a unique individual with their own set of beliefs, values, and experiences. This means that no two advising sessions are ever exactly the same."