PSU Students Honor Robin DeRosa with Faculty Advising Award

September 6th, 2011 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
Guiding college students’ hopes and dreams is a delicate balancing act between encouragement and caution, but Plymouth State University English Associate Professor Robin DeRosa has made a longstanding and positive impression on scores of undergraduates.

Robin Derosa
PSU Associate Professor Robin DeRosa was recently honored with the Faculty Advising Award

DeRosa was recently honored with the Faculty Advising Award, the only award bestowed on PSU faculty by students. DeRosa said she was shocked and amazed to win the award.

“It was a complete surprise; it really is an amazing feeling to know you’ve made an impact on students and they feel you are special,” DeRosa said. This is incredibly gratifying.”

The students vote on the Faculty Advising Award in the spring, and their comments supporting her attest to her genuine commitment and interest in their success.

“Very easy to talk to, someone you go to when you need personal advice, not just related to academics.

“Has a lot to balance, but she is always available and putting students first.”

“Supports her students outside of the classroom by attending events.”

“Takes on students in need to advising. Fun and welcoming to converse with.”

DeRosa noted that plenty of her faculty colleagues also care deeply about student success and are willing to assist them in achieving their goals.

“I don’t feel like I

In the News

Example Image

Five Teaching Artists Join the NH State Arts Council’s Arts in Education Roster

Hopkinton, Portsmouth, other artists to be featured   The N.H. State Council on the Arts is pleased to announce that five new teaching artists who represent a variety of artistic disciplines and backgrounds have been added to the Arts in Education (AIE) roster. The AIE roster is a resource of professional artists who bring new […]

Example Image

PSU honors retirees, longtime employees

PLYMOUTH STATE University retirees pose with President Sara Jayne Steen at a Nov.13 ceremony. From left: Diane Newberry, Susan Lafreniere, Shaughn Bolton, Nancy Aldrich, Judith Landry, Mary-Ellen Godville, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, Tim Keefe, Susan Keefe and Nancy Betchart. Plymouth — Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen recognized nearly 120 University employees and retirees […]

Example Image

Program gives support, guidance to New Hampshire college applicants

Concord High School senior Irene Ireme grabbed the confirmation letter off the printer and flashed a wide smile. She had just applied to the University of Connecticut. By day’s end, Ireme expected to submit applications to Keene State College and Plymouth State University, with the help of an admissions counselor from Franklin Pierce University. She […]