Counselor Education student receives national award

May 2, 2006 | Leave a Comment

Campbell University graduate student, Angela Shores, received the American College Counseling Association's Graduate Student Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding New Professional in College Counseling during the association's annual conference in Montreal, Canada, March 30-April 3. The American College Counseling Association (ACCA) recognized Shore's work in the North Carolina College Counseling Association (NCCA) in its plan to rebuild and become vital again. She was also recognized with NCCA's Emerging Graduate Student Leader in College Counseling award in February 2006. In addition, she was commended for her service as the 2005-2006 secretary/treasurer for NCCA and for her election as president of the organization for 2006-2007. Earlier in the year, Shores gave a professional presentation at the ACCA bi-annual conference in Reno, Nev., titled "A Comprehensive Career Development Program for International College Students." The Emerging Leader Grant, an honor Shores has received twice before, provides financial assistance to attend both the ACCA annual and bi-annual conferences. Shores also presented a paper, "There's More to Graduate School: Personal and Professional Development Resources for Graduate Students and Graduate Student Mentors," at the 2006 ACCA annual conference in Montreal and was invited to submit a manuscript about this program which has been accepted for online publication in ACCA's 2006 "Virtual Library." Upon completion of her internship in college career counseling and academic advising at Meredith College in Raleigh, Shores will graduate from Campbell's School of Education in May with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. She has been accepted to North Carolina State University's graduate program to pursue a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and will continue to pursue her career, personal and academic goals as they relate to working with and developing career programs for international college students, students with disabilities, and other career field interests. "I have enjoyed representing Campbell University's Counselor Education program at both state and national levels," Shores said. "I am thankful for my role models and mentors and for the encouragement I have received from the Counselor Education faculty at Campbell in pursuing my goals." Shores received a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Campbell University in 2001. She currently lives in Buies Creek, N.C. with her husband Jonathan E. Shores, Jr. who received both BBA and MBA degrees from Campbell.

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