"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
Stephen R. Newlin - Advisor of the Year - 1986
Department of Political Science
"The phrases caring attitude toward advisees, effective interpersonal skills, and availability to advisees perfectly describe Steve's advising style. . . .
Because he is involved in the Instructional Television for Students program which serves students living hundreds of mile away, he must interact with a variety of re-entry and non-traditional types. These students have special needs and cannot come to the main campus for assistance. Steve does not just schedule classes but rather supports and encourages their efforts in a wholistic fashion.
As a re-entry student myself who went back to college while working full-time, Steve's 'care and feeding' were critical in the successful completion of my bachelor's degree. When my office held an evening party to celebrate my graduation, Steve came to personally confer my diploma."
-- Linda A. MacMichael
Assistant Director of Admissions
"At first glance it might appear that no one could handle all of these advising duties - on-campus, off-campus, and with potential students - and do a good job. Yet, Dr. Newlin not only does a good job, he does a superlative job of dealing with each of these populations. He is familiar with all of the disciplinary majors, minors and certificates within the School as well as with all of those that are interdisciplinary (most of which he was involved in developing). Even more. he works very closely with the university-wide Advising Office, the Career Planning Center, and the Placement Office. As a result he is very much on top of university procedures and policies, general career concerns, and career opportunities as these relate to students in the groups he serves."
-- James O. Heahn
Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences