A Web site introducing the academic resources of Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is earning recognition from a national organization.
The academic portion of university site http://www.cfr.msstate.edu recently received an Outstanding Electronic Publication Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association. Developed by College of Forest Resources student services coordinator Rachel L. Singleton and Web designer Karen A. Brasher, it was among four honored this year.
Entries were judged on content, presentation, clarity, and creativity. Other winners included the universities at Albany-State University of New York, Maryland-Baltimore and Central Florida.
Headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., the advising association annually recognizes outstanding individual and institutional efforts in providing academic guidance for students. The organization represents more than 6,700 members, including faculty members, professional advisers, counselors, and others working in academic and student affairs areas.
The MSU Web site, which contains sections both for prospective and current students, earlier was honored with a Golden Triangle Advertising Federation citation of excellence. The academic sections provide entry to individual course Web sites, as well as frequently needed student forms.
Featuring a frequently rotating photo and the latest college news, the eye-catching presentation also links to individual departments and research activities.