New Kensington Academic and Career Success Center

Ruth Herstek and Sean Bridgen

Ruth Herstek, left, walks with Sean Bridgen, associate director for academic advising, at Penn State New Kensington. Bridgen helped nominate Herstek, assistant coordinator for academic and student success, for the 2018 Outstanding New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Ruth Herstek with student

Ruth Herstek, assistant coordinator for academic and student success at Penn State New Kensington, advises a student in the campus Academic and Career Success Center. On her desk sits a framed certificate of merit from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Herstek, who was an adult learner and Penn State graduate, was one of 11 recipients of NACADA's 2018 Outstanding New Advisor award for those with academic advising as their primary role.