CFA Academic Advisor Samuel Banford is Advisor of the Month!

April 11 2022

College of Fine Arts Academic Advisor Samuel Banford is winning accolades for his exceptional work! Last month, Samuel was awarded Advisor of the Month by the University of Utah Academic Advising Center. 

Advisor of the Month is an award in which staff on campus who have academic advising roles can give their advising peers recognition for their ability to go above and beyond in their roles and with students. 

From the nomination: 

"Samuel Banford is a dedicated senior academic advisor in the College of Fine Arts. Students consistently praise him for the strong support he provides as they work toward their educational goals.  Samuel is detail-oriented and thorough in his advising practice.  As a team, when we are discussing students' academic situations, Samuel often anticipates problems with students' records and takes the initiative to solve them quickly - sometimes before students are aware that there has been a problem." 

Students echoed their appreciation. Here are a few comments they made after meeting with Samuel: 

  • "This was my first meeting with a CFA advisor as I am in the process of switching majors. It was a great meeting and I was able to get all of my questions answered to get started with the process of switching to the BFA in Graphic Design major.""Lovely meeting! I came into it somewhat nervous but it was quite nice. Thank you!"
  • "Love Samuel!!! I got so much help and feel reassured and prepared for this semester."
  • "I need help with one thing and he had already solved the problem before I even joined the meeting."
  • "WONDERFUL!!! Samuel is a very good advisor!!!" 

We join the UAAC in applauding Samuel for his commitment to our students. Bravo!