North Carolina A&T State University associate philosophy professor Karen L. Hornsby and lecturer Juanita Painter have been selected as outstanding advisors by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Painter and Hornsby were awarded the Outstanding Primary Advisor and Outstanding Faculty Advisor honors respectively, at the NACADA Region III conference in Charlotte April 12-14.

Painter was named Center for Academic Excellence Advisor of the Year 2011-12 and the New Directions Center Teacher of the Year 2003-04. She is an Academic Advisor within the Student-Athlete Academic Enhancement Program (SAAEP) in the Center for Academic Excellence. She advises new freshmen, transfer and new continuing students for Aggie Football and all students on the men’s and women’s basketball teams. 

Hornsby was named advisor of the year for the 2010-11 school year by the Center for Academic Excellence at N.C. A&T. She has also been named a Teagle Assessment Scholar in 2010, which enables her to collaborate with faculty, staff and students to improve student learning. Hornsby has also been published in several scholarly publications and presented at several conferences and colloquia presentations.