February 25, 2020 STU

Want to recognize that special advisor? The O’Hearn Award for Faculty Advising is the Way

Current JCU undergraduates may nominate full-time JCU faculty members who participate in either the pre-major or the major advising program (or both) for the Dr. William F. O’Hearn Award for Faculty Advising.

Nominations are due Friday, Mar. 20, 2020.


This award recognizes a full-time John Carroll University faculty member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to, and skill in, the academic advising of undergraduates.

This commitment manifests itself in the time and care the faculty member takes to assist students with short – and long-term curricular planning, discuss their personal and professional goals, and offer thoughtful counsel and guidance.

Please fill out this linked form to nominate a faculty member, FILL OUT FORM at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dMs5C-cv64s7eFVr0hYgpDCvGAKc45hN6uQ2zPcHc7M/edit, email completed form to academicadvising@jcu.edu, or return to the Academic Advising Office, AD 125, or you may also submit on line at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dMs5C-cv64s7eFVr0hYgpDCvGAKc45hN6uQ2zPcHc7M/edit

The Award

Dr. William F. O’Hearn served on the faculty of the JCU Department of Physics for four decades, retiring in 1996. As associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, he created the Office of Academic Advising. This award honors the memory of Dr. O’Hearn and celebrates his dedication to supporting and mentoring students at all stages of their John Carroll University education.

The Dr. William F. O’Hearn Award for Faculty Advising was established largely through the generosity of Mrs. Frances O’Hearn, wife of the late Dr. O’Hearn and mother of Dr. Margaret Finucane, JCU Associate Professor and Chair of the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. The award will be given annually to a faculty member whose commitment reflects Dr. William O’Hearn’s vision of academic advising.