President's Award Recognizes Student Advisor
May 23, 2011
Carol Johnson knows college students face a host of challenges, and she believes she’s in a good position to help.
Johnson’s attitude toward students helped earn her the President’s Undergraduate Advisor of the Year Award.
She was selected from among advisors nominated by UT Dallas students, who praised her knowledge of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) and concern for the students she advises there.
Johnson was recognized during the annual Honors Convocation on May 13. The honor comes with a $1,000 award.
“I was positively thrilled when I got the news,” she said.
Johnson started at UT Dallas in August 1999, working first with the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. She moved to BBS in 2006.
“The heart and soul of my job is to help students understand the requirements of the BBS degree programs they decide to pursue and to help them develop a path to their goals,” she said. “I think the thing I like best is when I get to work with students over time and get to see how they develop and mature both academically and as individuals.”
Johnson said she enjoys helping others reach their goals and tries to offer encouraging words when needed.
Before coming to UT Dallas, Johnson earned her master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Bert Moore, dean of BBS, said Johnson is a valuable member of the school’s staff and a true friend to students.
“Carol Johnson has been an essential factor in helping countless students navigate the sometimes complex path of school, family and job to successful graduation,” he said. “She cares about students, and that shows. We are very proud of this well-deserved recognition.”