Please contact Mary Hunter Hardison for information about this program.

About Ann Powell

The program honors the memory of Ann Powell, Director of College Counseling at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and a leader within PCACAC as High School Delegate, Secretary, and President-elect before having to resign due to the illness that ultimately took her life in 2005. Ann was a model of professional excellence and an inspiration to all who knew her; and shortly before her death, she was presented with the Richard L. Apperson Award, PCACAC’s most prestigious recognition, given annually to one member who best represents the ideals of the organization. It was Ann’s expressed wish for PCACAC to establish a program to help mentor those new to the college counseling profession, whether as a high school counselor or as a college admission officer.

The Mentor Program 

PCACAC is pleased to announce the return of the Ann Powell Mentor Program. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will plan the return of this program. Please complete this interest form if you are interested in serving on the committee. We are excited to #recreate&reimagine.

The Ann Powell Mentor Program is open to new college counseling professionals (defined as fewer than five years of experience) from within the PCACAC region. PCACAC hopes that this program will serve as an outreach for the organization, especially to counselors from schools lacking the resources for professional growth and development. The Ann Powell Mentor Program is designed to enable participants to:

  • grow professionally by attending regional and national conferences devoted to college admission;
  • build professional relationships and develop a support network;
  • come to a deeper understanding of the college admission process;
  • help students navigate the college choice and application processes more effectively.