Nathan Dobbels, academic advisor in agricultural education and studies, is the recipient of the Professional and Scientific Early Advisor Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Dobbels advises approximately 165 students, working hard to serve them effectively while also collaborating with other offices on campus to use available resources. Students appreciate his energy, caring nature and ability to connect. Colleagues appreciate that he provides the support and care they need while also challenging them to rise to their potential.
Dobbels is also a key component of the AGEDS Learning Community, teaches the department’s early field-based experience courses, serves on the curriculum committee and supervises the peer mentors.