Spratley Named UF Advisor of the Year

Sophie Spratley, Ph.D., an academic advisor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), was named the University of Florida’s (UF) Professional Advisor of the Year. She is the sole recipient of the award. 

“Sophie is an amazingly talented and dedicated individual and we are incredibly fortunate to have her on our team. We are delighted that UF is giving her the recognition that we feel is well-deserved,” said Robert J. Thieke, Ph.D., head of the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering and undergraduate coordinator.  

From left to right: UF President Kent Fuchs, Ph.D., and Sophie Spratley, Ph.D., an undergraduate academic advisor

Dr. Spratley has been an academic advisor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering for six years. “This award is meaningful to me because it recognizes the important role that academic advising plays in the educational mission of the university.”  

She credits her advising colleagues for their help throughout her career. She said that the advising community has been a welcoming place where colleagues across campus help each other learn and support each other’s efforts. 

In January, Dr. Spratley received the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Undergraduate Professional Advisor of the Year Award.  

“Advisors work hard to ensure that students are connected to the university and have the resources they need to pursue their goals and develop their identities,” she added.