DAYTON, Ohio –
Heather Hogan, Academic Coordinator for Student Athletes at the University of Dayton, was recently awarded the National Association of Academic Advisors For Athletics (N4A) 2012 Region III Professional Promise Award.
Given yearly to one member from each region (five regions), the N4A Professional Promise Award honors "new" professionals who serve student athletes and who have dedicated their energy to the Association and its mission. Winners must have been N4A members for more than one year but fewer than five years.
Dr. Joe Luckey, N4A President and UD graduate, presented Hogan with the award at the national convention in Buffalo, N.Y.
Hogan, a part of UD’s academic staff since July 2009, has been a member of N4A for four years. Currently, Hogan is the chair of the LGBT committee. She has attended the national convention the last four years. Additionally, Hogan jointly presented a concurrent workshop last year and also presented in Buffalo this year.
Hogan works with the Dayton men's and women's cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, and women's track & field student-athletes. Her responsibilities include coordinating study hall, monitoring academic progress, and teaching a life skills course to incoming UD student-athletes.
Hogan is a 2009 graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., with a master's degree in psychology, and a concentration in athletic counseling.
She served as the NCAA Champs/Life Skills Coordinator and Athletic Counseling Graduate Associate at Springfield. During her two years at Springfield, she worked as an athletic counseling intern with several youth, high school, and collegiate athletes, focusing on academic progress and athletic performance.
Hogan earned her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2007 from the University of Maine.
The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics is a diverse educational, service and professional non-profit organization. N4A members are academic support and student services personnel who are committed to enhancing the opportunities for academic, athletic and personal success for collegiate student-athletes. These objectives are achieved primarily by providing informed, competent advising and by serving as a liaison between the academic and athletic communities on college campuses across the country.