David Marshall, Cal State San Bernardino English professor and director of the University Honors Program, is a recipient of the Regional National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter Advisor of the Year award.

Marshall, who joined the CSUSB Department of English in 2007, oversees the University Honors Program, which supports high-achieving students as they transition from high school into collegiate studies and provides a community of support throughout their time at CSUSB. Marshall has also been part of the university’s Faculty-in-Residence program, where selected faculty live on campus with students to form strong connections with residents and become a vital academic and community leader.

Along with Marshall, who represents Region 3, four other recipients across the country were chosen: Richard Fogarty, University at Albany (Region 1), Sarah Spring, University of Louisville (Region 2), Chip Tuson, The Ohio State University (Region 4), and Jacque Loghry, Northwest Missouri State University (Region 5).

The NSCS also named Penny Warner from Winona State University as the Laura Taddeucci Downs National Advisor of the Year. Warner serves as the department chair for Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

Other special advisor awards announced include: Co-Advisor Team, Deborah Garrity and Francie Glycenfer at Colorado State University; New Chapter Advisor, Rebecca Rodas at Portland State University; and Founding Chapter Advisor, Najee Wise at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

“These advisors are the prime example of what it means to be an NSCS member,” said NSCS Executive Director Scott Mobley. “They have represented their communities of fellow high-achieving scholars to the best of their ability. They have demonstrated what it takes to be a scholar and a leader. NSCS is and will forever be grateful to these individuals for both their personal and professional service to our chapters.”

All recipients of this honor are NSCS advisors who continuously displayed strong leadership and unwavering support and dedication to their NSCS chapter over the past year. These advisors have truly helped student officers and chapter members to embody the society's pillars of scholarship, leadership and service by coaching and mentoring students.

For more information, visit the NSCS website at www.nscs.org.