Lauren Fryhle is committed to helping students understand the importance of all aspects of the college experience, and she works hard to educate herself about the robust opportunities available for students. Lauren engages with students in a manner that is both comfortable and productive. This is a tough balance that many advisers struggle with, but in Lauren’s few years on the team she’s shown herself to be compassionate yet efficient. Efficiency is an often underrated skill that is so vital to successfully handling the heavy workload advisers face, and Lauren is gracefully efficient every day. Lauren is able to hold students accountable when that’s most appropriate yet supports them in those fragile moments college students experience. She is gentle yet candid in guiding students even when encouraging them to consider alternatives to their original plan. She generously welcomes the analytical discussion required to build a better understanding among the team and establish a course of action based on that understanding. Lauren has taken the time to learn about the field of engineering which enables her to respond in a knowledgeable and meaningful way to students struggling to decide on a particular field of engineering. She also demonstrates the all too rare ability to determine when to ask for guidance and when to “go it alone.” Students Lauren works with are better prepared to take charge of their academic career because she was their adviser. I want to thank Lauren for being part of the team! Thank you, Lauren.