Gangi wins national academic advising award

June 27, 2007
Gregory J. Gangi, an academic adviser in environmental sciences at UNC, has received a 2007 certificate of merit from the National Academic Advising Association. He was recognized in the faculty academic advising category.

Gangi, a research assistant professor in and associate director of UNC’s Institute for the Environment, advises students in the environmental studies program and also directs academic programs for the institute. He also helps the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering with the screening and advising of BSPH students.

Gangi earned a Ph.D. in ecology from UNC in 1999. He has taught courses including “Environment and Society,” “Coral Reef Ecology and Management” and a Summer Burch Program in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His interests include conservation and sustainable development.

“Greg Gangi is a truly remarkable teacher and outstanding adviser,” said Carolyn Cannon, associate dean of academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Students let us know this every year when he is nominated for an excellence-in-advising award. He is a gem. Usually when I see him, he is surrounded by students in an atmosphere that is professional and relaxed. Students seek him out because he cares about them as individuals, provides them with counsel that goes deep into the subject matter and takes into consideration their personal interests and strengths.”

The National Academic Advising Association promotes and supports quality academic advising in higher education to enhance students’ educational development.

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