Dr. Theresa Hest and Dr. Rebecca Gardner facilitated a workshop on “College as a Welcoming Place: Freshmen Success and a Sense of Home” on October 5, 2015 at the National Conference for Academic Advisors (NACADA). The presention was based on research they collected from 125 of MSUM’s first semester freshmen regarding homesickness. Also at the Conference, Amy Sannes, Director of MSUM’s Academic Support Center, was recognized as recipient of the “Excellence in Service Award” for Region Six.