Bumpus receives national awards

Bumpus recognized by NACADA, NAS

Photo: Jessica BumpusBy Laura Lesley

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Pre-Nursing Adviser Jessica G. Bumpus, PhD, is the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding New Advisor Award – Primary Advising Role from The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA) and the UAB Outstanding Academic Advisor – Outstanding New Advisor Award from the UAB National Alumni Society.

Bumpus joined the UAB School of Nursing in 2017 as an academic adviser. She previously worked as Transfer Center Coordinator for UAB before serving as Dual Enrollment Coordinator at Jefferson State Community College. As an academic adviser, Bumpus is the first point of contact for students with questions regarding their education.

“I love helping students reach their goals and finding ways to promote their success as a student,” she said.

“Dr. Jessica Bumpus has been an outstanding asset to the UAB School of Nursing Office of Student Success,” said Peter Tofani, EdD, LTC(R), Assistant Dean for Student Success. “She is most deserving of these recognitions at the university and national level. She connects with each student and provides expert guidance and recommendations to assist students planning their future. Our students are fortunate to have access to such a dedicated individual.”

Bumpus holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration.

Last modified on September 10, 2019

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