Congratulations to Mike Noreen, who has been promoted to assistant director of the Center for Academic Services (CAS). Noreen joined the CAS in August, 2008, as the Senior Academic Advisor. He had previously served for four years as an advisor in the TRIO Student Support Services program working with first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities at Iowa State University, after having completed his M.A. in English at Iowa State. Noreen is an award winning Hamline staff member, having earned the Commitment to Student Development Award (2010-11) from the Dean of Students Office for his excellent work with Hamline students. He is a highly effective and dedicated colleague, who has truly made a difference in many students' lives.