Kate Elias and Mallory Torgerson-Preuitt have been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 8. Elias, assistant dean for student academic support in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrator category. Torgerson-Preuitt, advisor services coordinator in Student Academic Services, received the Advising Technology Innovation Award. Comprising more than 12,000 professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators and students, NACADA is an international organization that works to enhance the educational development of students. Region 8 is made up of Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Yukon Territory.