First Year Advocate Award

First Year Experience (FYE) and Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) have created The First Year Advocate Award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the academic and/or personal lives of our first year students. We seek to recognize excellence in the teaching and mentoring of first-year students in all contexts. Nominations are gathered directly from first year students and endorsements are requested from faculty and staff from across the institution.

Each year, one faculty and one staff member from the University of New Orleans is selected. Nominations as well as the winners are presented at the New Student Convocation, held every August. The winners’ names are engraved on a plaque that hangs in our Student Success Center, 1st floor of the Privateer Enrollment Center to recognize their exemplary work and dedication.

Past Winners


Enjilee Dunn, Academic & Intern Advisor, College of Business Administration
Dr. Yvette Green, Associate Professor, College of Business Administration


Dr. Kim Williams, Associate Professor, College of Business Administration


Sarah Berry, Director, Catalog & Curriculum
Dr. Lura Williamson, Instructor of Biology, College of Sciences