GCCA exists to support and enhance the practice of college counseling in the state of Georgia. One way this is accomplished is through the GCCA Professional Recognition Awards.  These awards are tokens of thanks and recognition of excellence in the field of college counseling.

The following are the current awards we are accepting nominations for:

Advocacy for College Counseling Award: Demonstrated advocacy of college counseling services or an organization which has made a significant contribution to the improvement of college counseling services; may honor a college president, vice president, dean, board member, or legislator who has made a significant impact on the national, state, or local level. Need not be a member of GCCA.

Professional Leadership Award This award is given for demonstrated leadership in some aspect of college counseling and/or GCCA.

Outstanding Professional Contribution to Knowledge Award This award is given for a demonstrated contribution to the advancement of college counseling theory and/or practice by means of a dissertation/thesis/, publication, or scholarly presentation.

Counselor of the Year Award This award recognizes clinical excellence and/or meritorious service in college counseling.

Clinical Program of the Year Award This award recognizes the development and implementation of a unique clinical program or group for college students.

Graduate Student Meritorious Award This award recognizes meritorious service by a graduate student to the profession of college counseling and/or GCCA.

College Counseling Director of the Year Award This award recognizes excellence as a College Counseling Center director.

All nominators and nominees (except those for the Advocacy Award) must be members of the Georgia College Counseling Association.

All nominations are due December 9th, 2013.   Nomination forms are below.  Please mail, fax,  or email all forms to:

Shannon Nix, M.S., LPC, NCC

Counselor/Interpersonal Violence Outreach Coordinator

Georgia Regents University Counseling Center

1120 15th Street, CE-201 Augusta, GA 30912

Voice: 706.737.1471

Fax: 706.667.4350


All award recipients will be recognized at the annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, January 29th-31st, 2014. If you would like additional information regarding the award selection process, please do not hesitate to contact Shannon Nix at the phone # or email address listed above.


2014 Nomination Forms 
Graduate Student Meritorious Service Nomination Form
Counselor of the Year Nomination Form
College Counseling Center Director of the Year Nomination Form
Clinical Program of the Year Nomination Form
Advocacy for College Counseling Nomination Form
Professional Leadership Award Nomination Form

Past Award Recipients
Past Recipients of GCCA Professional Awards

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