About the Eleanor and Harry Walker Award Fund

“One of my areas of interest is Natural Resources, and young people with active minds are our most important “natural resources”. We as a community have an opportunity as well as a responsibility to maximize the capabilities of these individuals... My long-time involvement with the College’s Exploratory major provided a sound basis for assessing the vital role of staff personnel in the advising system.”

-Dr. Harry Walker          

The Eleanor and Harry Walker Award Fund is established to support and recognize excellence in advising at UC Davis and in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES). Proceeds from the fund are being used to support Charlie Nutt, the keynote speaker at the campus UC Davis Academic Advising Conference and to support academic advising awards in CA&ES.

Dr. Harry Walker was a professor in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis for over 40 years. He served as Associate Dean in CA&ES, was chosen by the UC Davis Academic Staff Organization as its Outstanding Academic Lecturer, and received an Outstanding Advisor Award from the campus.  Dr. Walker led the development of the Exploratory Major Program in CA&ES and served as a Master Advisor for undergraduate students in the program for many years.

Eleanor and Harry Walker have been long-time leaders in recognizing the importance of advising and the role that academic advisors play in helping students succeed. Through their generosity and commitment, the Eleanor and Harry Walker Award celebrates excellence and innovation in academic advising.