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Steph Bebensee

Bebensee, Steph


Professional Academic Advisor (Brookings)

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 335C
College of Nursing-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


M.S. Counseling and Human Resources Development, Student Affairs Specialization
B.S. Physical Education Teacher Education
Certified Appreciative Advisor

Academic Interests

Student Success
Appreciative Education
Strengths (Positivity, Arranger, Communication, Activator, Learner)
Education Abroad
Leadership and Professional Development

Academic Responsibilities

Coordinate the College of Nursing Student Ambassador program
Advise undergraduate students pursuing pre-nursing and nursing

Committee Activities

Strategic Internal Communications Committee, 2022-present
Strategic Enrollment Management Task Force, 2023 - present
Professional Staff Advisory Council, 2014 - 2023 (Vice Chair 2019-2020, Chair 2020-2021, Past Chair 2021-2023)
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2018-2020
Student Success Committee 2011-2018

Awards and Honors

2023, Certificate of Appreciation, SDState Honors College
2023, Distinguished Service to Internationalization, SDState International Affairs
2020-2021, SDState Professional Advisor Award
2020, Walt McCarty Advising Award, SDState College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
2018, Certificate of Achievement - Scholarship, SDState University College
2017, Certificate of Achievement - Advising, SDState University Collage
2016, Certificate of Achievement - Advisng, SDState University College

Professional Memberships

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), 2008 - present