Three University of Central Florida advisers have been honored by the university’s Academic Advising Council for their efforts to help students achieve their goals inside and outside of the classroom.

Alton Austin, of the College of Nursing, was honored for leading innovation in the college’s living and learning community. Abby Riggenbach, of the Office of Pre-Professional Advising, was named this year’s exceptional new adviser. Mark Allen Poisel, formerly of Student Development and Enrollment Services, received the award for non-advisers who support advising.

“So many of our professional and faculty advisers go beyond the call of duty for our students,” said Rex Roberts, director of advising for the Burnett Honors College.

“Many have been recognized nationally for outstanding advising, administration and programming, which have contributed to more and more students graduating and achieving high levels of success both at UCF and as alumni,” he added.

The Academic Advising Council provides leadership and direction for UCF’s advisers. The council is comprised of advising leaders from across the university who provide guidance, information and assistance to UCF students.

To learn more about the Academic Advising Council, click here.