Counselor of the Year Award

Brought to you by the President's Council

Announcing the 2018 Award Winners!

PCACAC is proud to have a strong membership of very talented people on both sides of the desk.  In an endeavor to celebrate some of the best among us, the President’s Council brought back the “Counselor of the Year” award!  And, we want to thank YOU for nominating PCACAC members who you believe go above and beyond in their work with students! 

Criteria for this year's awards:

  • Areas of expertise
  • Impact on constituents in the admission process
  • Advocacy for students and colleagues
  • Commitment to equity and access for all
  • Thoroughness in their daily work
  • Innovation in the industry

The following individuals were presented with a Counselor of the Year award at our 53rd Annual Conference in Dover, DE (left to right in the picture below with PCACAC President, Robyn Lady, in the middle):

  • Melisa Hypolite, College Advisor, CollegeBound Foundation (MD)
  • Luis Portillo, Assistant Director, University of Delaware (DC & VA)
  • Mildred Johnson, Dean of Admissions, Radford University (VA)
  • Gina King, Director of College Counseling, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (MD)
  • Sanjay Mitchell, Director of College and Alumni Programs, Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS (DC)
  • Charlain Bailey, School Counselor, Montgomery Blair High School (MD)
  • Sarah Boswell, Director of Admissions, Jefferson College of Health Sciences (VA)
  • Judy Edwards, College and Career Specialist, Lake Braddock Secondary School (VA)

Past Award Winners

DELAWARE

  • Larry Fletcher, Salesianum High School
  • Christopher Jester, Wesley College

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • Crys Latham, Washington Latin Public Charter School
  • Jenni Pfeiffer, The George Washington University

MARYLAND

  • Joan Strasnick, Wheaton High School
  • Aundra Weissert, Washington College

VIRGINIA

  • Robyn Lady, Chantilly High School
  • Faye Holliday, Radford University

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Anna Marie Fleming, Morgantown High School
  • Michelle Zumpano, Potomac State College of West Virginia University