A Quartet of Women at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Jessica A. Aslin, a counselor at the Center for Advising & Counseling at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association. Aslin will be honored in St. Louis, Missouri, this coming October.

Aslin is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. She holds a master’s degree in guidance counseling from Louisiana State University.

Diane J. Fisher, professor and associate dean in the College of Education and Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi, received the 2017 John Robert Gregg Award from the National Business Education Association.

Dr. Fisher, who is the current president of the National Business Education Association, earned her Ph.D. in technology education at Mississippi State University.

Heide Temples, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Clemson University in South Carolina, received the 2017 Certified Nurse Award for a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner for her research on how breastfeeding may be a major factor in combating childhood obesity.

Dr. Temples is a graduate of Michigan State University. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in health care genetics from Clemson University.

Vaike Haas, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at West Virginia University, received the 2017 Excellence in Service Learning Award – Junior Level from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. She was honored at the group’s international conference in Beijing, China.

Haas joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the University of Michigan.

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