AU honors mechanical professor with Provost Advising Award

By Jeremy Henderson

Published: Mar 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Sushil Bhavnani, the Henry M. Burt Jr. Endowed Professor and associate department chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. Sushil Bhavnani, the Henry M. Burt Jr. Endowed Professor and associate department chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

Sushil Bhavnani, the Henry M. Burt Jr. Endowed Professor and associate department chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was one of five professionals recognized by Auburn University for outstanding work at the eighth annual Provost Advising Awards luncheon on Feb. 19.

The Provost Advising Award is given to nominees who exemplify interpersonal and human relations skills, professional practices, documented success and documented advisor development.

“The annual Provost Advising Awards is an opportunity for the university to celebrate the academic advisors who go above and beyond to provide our students with the guidance they need to achieve their academic goals,” said Norman Godwin, associate provost for academic effectiveness.

Bhavnani received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, which is awarded to advisors who have less than 50 percent of their duties in academic advising.

In addition to teaching and research, Bhavnani is responsible for advising the largest number of students in the college—mechanical engineering majors. He has been on the Auburn engineering faculty for 33 years.

“Students trust his knowledge and are encouraged by his compassion and understanding,” said Janet Moore, director of advising in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. “Dr. Bhavnani is always willing to help students. His singular focus on being the best and providing the best for students in clearly evident in his unwavering commitment to our students.”

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