Lee Advising Award Presented to Hooper and Krause

Elisabeth Hooper and Don Krause were recently named recipients of the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award at Truman.

The Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent advisers and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman. Recipients of the Lee Advising Award are nominated by students and colleagues and are ultimately selected by a committee.

Hooper, an associate professor of biology, began teaching at Truman in 1995. She teaches classes in Introductory Biology I and II, Biology Freshman Seminar, Plant Taxonomy, Local Flora, Economic and Medicinal Botany and Plant Anatomy. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and her master’s from Reading University in England. Hooper earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She curates Truman’s herbarium and is the faculty adviser for PLANTS! and the Pre-Optometry Club.

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Elisabeth Hooper (left) and Joan Poor (right), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Krause, an associate professor of communication, began teaching at Truman in 2007. He teaches classes in Publication Design and Layout, Public Relations and Media Writing. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and earned his master’s degree from Ball State University. He is the faculty adviser for the Index.

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Don Krause (left) and Joan Poor (right), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Jeanne Stephens Lee Blackmar established the award in honor of her late husband, who was president of the University’s Board of Governors during the 1970s. Two academic advisers are selected annually for the award, which includes a $1,000 development fund stipend to be used for travel to advising conferences or institutes, research materials and other relevant items.