"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
Edward E. Seagle, Jr. - Advisor of the Year - 1992
Department of Recreation Administration
"As a transfer student from CSU, Long Beach, I was greeted by Ed with enthusiasm. His genuine concern for me as a student gave me a sense of belonging, which was exactly what I had hoped for after coming from such a large university. He has continued to take interest in my academic affairs, and I have often met with him seeking advice and information."
-- Kathleen Murnane
Community and Commercial Recreation Student
"To be quite honest, Ed Seagle is the major factor behind my decision to declare a recreation major. Because of his enthusiasm, knowledge, and patience during our first meeting I decided to join the field.
After Ed became my advisor, I was continually impressed with the personal attention he gave to me and other students. He was interested in both my professional growth and personal achievements. This interest was expressed through informal meetings after class, phone calls and advising sessions. In a large university a caring professor makes all the difference.
I was also lucky enough to receive Ed as my internship advisor. He supplied me with leads on internship positions and made calls and recommendations on my behalf. He also did quite a bit of counseling and listening before I finally chose an internship at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. I think it was very important to have this professional advice and guidance for the first venture into the corporate world."
-- Erin C. Long
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
"Ed Seagle has proven to maintain the following qualities both in and out of work situations; easily approachable and available, personable, resourceful, perceptive to others' qualities and needs, a motivator and shows extreme support to all students. With these qualities, Ed has been an outstanding advisor and friend though-out my seven semesters of education within the recreation department.
Ed has taken some difficult challenges which have helped all the students within the recreation department. He has developed a manual for students preparing for their internship titled ABC's of Successful Job Hunting. This manual has had a significant impact on students receiving both internships and jobs after graduation."
-- Wendy A. Chynoweth
Recreation Administration Student