The 2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion was announced today, with the award going to Melinda Vanryn, from Ontario Agricultural College.

Vanryn advises students in the bachelor of science in agriculture, the bachelor of bio-resource management and the minor in agriculture programs. The award recognizes faculty advisors, program counsellors, or academic advising staff who are identified by undergraduate students as having made an outstanding contribution to undergraduate academic advising at the University of Guelph.

Her nominator, Laura Nanne, said, “It was Melinda’s accurate information and perceptive questions that led me to the program and major that I am still excited to be in today.”