Congratulations Spring Graduates!

The Spring Commencement ceremony was Friday, May 17,2019. Congratulations to all those that earned their Master’s in Academic Advising. Degrees will confer in about two weeks. Unofficial transcripts can be obtained in KSIS. Diplomas will be printed and mailed out and will take 8-12 weeks to be received.

Angela Blasi
Megan Joyce Chiavini
Jordan Wilson Dade
Leah Jo Dwyer
Emily Emerick
Lori Lynn Epperson
Gerald Glen Francisco
Cecilia Mae George
Shannon Lee Halbritter
Patricia Rochelle Lynn Hartshorn
Alison Gross Hodges
Forrest Jefferson Hollingsworth
Alison Jensen
Katrina Rene Justice
Cole Louis Lienhoop
Kimberly Taylor McClellan
Janice Susan Murry
Alice Christiaan Nielsen
Stefani Rae Rose
Jaime Rose Scherer
Andrea James Shea
Molly Ileane Siewell
Haley Diane Sneed
Shane D. Southwell
Ryan Alexander Strohm
Kiara Varner
Zakary Kawase Wallace
Rebecca Ogles Weidner
David Owen Wood Jr.
Samuel James Young


Reminder for Summer Graduates

Please remember to notify Pam McGlynn if you intend to graduate this summer so she can add you to the Canvas course. Be sure to review the Procedures for Summer Graduation:

The Summer semester begins June 10, 2019.

Leadership in Academic Advising Ph.D. – Information Sessions

The Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs at Kansas State University is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ph.D. program focused on academic advising. The Leadership in Academic Advising doctoral program prepares professionals for roles in leadership, research, and teaching focused on academic advising in higher education. The coursework and related activities emphasize the contributions of diversity, theory, practice, and research to professional advising.

The first cohort will begin in the summer of 2020.

This program is offered as a specialization within the counseling and student development doctoral program and requires a minimum of 90 credit hours post-baccalaureate.

Students will complete the program as a cohort and will take the doctoral courses in a planned sequence of six credit hours per semester (fall, spring and summer). All courses will be offered using K-State Online (Canvas), our course management system. Some synchronous class and cohort sessions will be required via Zoom, our interactive video system. A one-week, on-campus session will be required during each of the first three summers of the program.

Information sessions on the doctoral program in Leadership in Academic Advising will be held on:

These four identical sessions will be held via Zoom, our interactive video system, and will be recorded. There is no need to register for the information sessions.

Applications for the program are now being accepted, with a due date of December 1, 2019. For more information on all of our post-baccalaureate certificate and graduate programs in academic advising go to:

Procedures for Summer Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Summer 2019. If you are not planning to complete requirements this spring, it is recommended that you review this post to be familiar with the process.

1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn ( to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Summer 2019 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course to submit the final project.

2) All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in KSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement by the Graduate School. The application may not be available until after the start of the summer semester – June 10, 2019.

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into KSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application. Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in KSIS Help at the following link:

3) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this spring, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by Monday, June 3, 2019. A Word file is attached. On this form, complete the following three items at the top center of the page: Name; K-State eID; and Student Number (WID, 9-digit number beginning with an 8). After completing this information, the file is to be e-mailed to Pam and she will complete the rest of the form. She will obtain the required signatures and forward it to the Graduate School. This form is required for the final project that serves as the final exam for the degree. Final-exam-form-summer 2019 

After the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is processed by Graduate School staff, you will receive an e-mail with information about graduation and commencement.

4) The academic advising final project must be submitted on K-State Online-Canvas by Monday, July 1, 2019. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The final project is the culminating activity for the graduate program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information ( The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey ( should you have questions about the academic advising final project.

Program of Study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. All Master’s students should have a Program of Study on file after the completion of nine credits. The Program of Study must be on file before the final exam form can be submitted to the Graduate School. If you have not completed this, please contact Pam as soon as possible. In addition, it is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 13, 2019 at 1 pm.

Spring Commencement Day Activities – May 17, 2019

Time has whizzed by and the semester is quickly coming to an end. Congratulations on nearly completing your degree. The Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 17 at 1 pm in Manhattan, Kansas. There are a number of events planned for the day. Please let me know if you plan to attend any of the following events – Pam McGlynn Note some of these will have separate invitations and require you to RSVP to the organization extending the invitation.

Friday, May 17, 2019

College of Education Graduate Brunch
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Manhattan Country Club
1531 N. 10th
Manhattan, Kansas

Reservations required. A formal invitation will follow from the College of Education. Free for graduates, $15 for guests. RSVP to Pam Monroe

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony
1 pm
Bramlage Coliseum

Bramlage Coliseum is located at the corner of Kimball Ave and College Ave. It is next to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Public parking will be permitted in all general, student, faculty, and staff parking lots during commencement weekend. However, parking in any reserved space is still restricted to permit holders.

Master’s candidates participating in commencement exercises must wear a master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel. Master’s regalia differs from bachelor’s regalia and can be purchased through the K-State Campus Store or online at  http://www.cbgrad.comThe Academic Advising degree is a Master in Science in Academic Advising. Master of Science degree graduates wear a golden yellow hood.

For additional information please refer to Graduation and Commencement Information at

Global Campus Graduation Celebration
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Alumni Center
1720 Alumni Center
Manhattan, Kansas

All students who have applied for Spring graduation are invited to an on-campus reception to celebrate graduation. Students’ families are also invited. The celebration will take place Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A formal invitation will follow from Global Campus. RSVP to

Please note that if you do plan to come to Manhattan, it is important to make hotel reservations as early as possible. For more information to help plan your visit, please visit the K-State Admissions page on visiting Manhattan and the other websites below. 

Campus Map

Manhattan, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Guides

Live Webcast

Live Webcast of the Commencement Ceremonies can be found at:

Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement ceremony Web site will be available for distance education degree candidates unable to attend their K-State commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages to their graduate, a commencement address, music and other commencement-related offerings. 

Please contact Pam McGlynn with questions.

Advisor Position Available at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking an advior for Undeclared, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center.

More information about the position and the application procedures can be found at:

Joey Lynch
Assistant Director
Explore Center

University of Oregon Hiring Academic Advisors

The University of Oregon is poised to embark on an exciting new mission to bolster our students’ academic, professional, and personal success. We have developed a new coordinated, holistic advising model and we are looking for committed, diverse, and talented professionals to join us!

Our new integrated academic and career model will focus student advising around one of six central themes called “Flight Paths.” Each thematic Flight Path will guide students in exploring and planning the academic and career paths aligned with their values, skills, and interests. We are excited to launch this proven approach to enhancing the advising experience for our students while supporting their timely graduation from the University and preparation for their careers. We want you to be a part of it!

Under this new model, we have many career opportunities at the University of Oregon, including:

· Academic and Career Advisor (24 openings)
· Academic and Career Coordinator (6 openings)
· Advising Case Manager (2 openings)
· Career Readiness Coach (5 openings)
· Diversity and Retention Advisor (posting coming soon)
· Degree Progression Specialist (2 openings)

(These positions can also be found by visiting the University of Oregon’s Human Resource page or at

Professionals in these positions should love working with a diverse student population and have a passion to help them succeed in their academic, career, and personal ventures.

Applicants who are interested in and qualified for multiple positions should apply for each unique posting they wish to be considered for; applications will not transfer between positions. Applications for all positions will be reviewed on a regular, rolling basis, with the intent of having most positions filled by June. Positions will remain posted until all openings are filled. More information is available here

Application review begins April 1, 2019; positions open until filled

Questions should be addressed to:

Kimberly Johnson
Assistant Vice Provost for Advising
Division of Undergraduate Education & Student Success
P: (541) 346-3211 | Direct (541) 346-8143
E: |101 Oregon Hall|