"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
Alan R. WIlhelm - Advisor of the Year - 1991
Department of Biological Sciences
"As my graduate student advisor, Dr. Wilhelm provided the necessary direction and advice on scientific matters, as would any advisor, however, unlike other advisors I have had during my academic career, he was equally concerned with my mental outlook and attitude. To this end, he always made himself available to all his students for counseling about personal growth as well as academic progress. This willingness to meet with students always extended well beyond his regular office hours and included evenings and week-ends."
-- Paul J. Saxon, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine
"I first met Dr. Wilhelm at a Career Day he organized. . . My interest in Biology was sparked and I have lived in Holt Hall ever since. During my climb through the requirements for the major, Dr. Wilhelm has helped me explore the various options available to a Biology major and together we have fine tuned my interests, including a career goal.
He has always given me accurate information on entrance requirements to professional schools and passed on advice about the various application processes. Through him I was able to see catalogues and old applications to several of the places I wish to attend. Dr. Wilhelm is also 'on top of' the CSUC graduation requirements and has been an excellent watchdog each semester to ensure I do not waste my time on unnecessary courses. . . .
He goes above and beyond the job description in reaching out to the student body. His style of advising is all encompassing, not only is he on top of the nuts and bolts of the job but he organizes information seminars such as the Career Day I attended. He also maintains a bulletin board of current information on jobs, internships, graduate schools and even stress relief seminars for our tired minds. He looks at and advises the WHOLE student, not just the scholarly aspects."
-- Jennifer Malvey