Adviser Lorenzo Eduvala wins national award for high impact on first-year student success
Lorenzo Eduvala, a senior student academic counseling specialist at the University of Guam, is one of 10 individuals nationally to be named an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate. He was recognized with the award earlier this year during a conference on "The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition" by the National Resource Center at the University of South Carolina. The award recognizes university employees involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success.
Eduvala helped pioneer the First-Year Seminar, a three-credit course required for all new freshmen to help them transition into college life and become familiar with resources available on campus. He also helped develop the Triton Welcome Center that opened on campus in 2020 and is the program coordinator and lead adviser for the university's new Peace Corps Prep program.
Eduvala has been with the University of Guam since 2006. He became an academic adviser under the Enrollment Management & Student Success Division in 2016. He holds a bachelor's in business administration from the University of San Francisco and a Professional Master in Business Administration from the University of Guam.