Faculty, staff members honored as advisers



By Justen Greene

Every year, one faculty member and one staff member at UK are honored for their outstanding service in the field of academic advising at the annual spring luncheon.

Suanne Early and Larry Jurek “Jerzy” Jaromczyk were both awarded the 2010 Ken Freedman Advisory Award.

Early is an adviser for the Central Advising and Transfer Center, as well as the College of Law and the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.

Jaromczyk, who first came to UK in 1996 as a visiting professor, is a faculty member in the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science.

The award is named after Ken Freedman, the former assistant director to undergraduate studies who served as a professional adviser at UK for more than 15 years before his death in 2001.

The award recipients are each given a $500 travel grant.

Students, faculty and staff members submit one nomination in either the faculty or staff category and could nominate one in each.

“It’s always nice to be recognized by students and by colleagues,” Early said.

Since her arrival at UK nine years ago, Early has worked with undeclared freshmen and sophomores, advising them in their college careers.

“I love working with that age group,”  she said. “It’s an honor.”

The Kernel was unable to reach Jaromczyk for comment.