Volume XIII | December 2022
December CCAA Counselor Corner (CCC):
Winter Updates For You
We hope the December edition of the CCAA Counselor Corner (CCC) finds you healthy and well.

As 2022 comes to a close, we wanted to send a quick note of thanks for all that you do in working with students as they search for the right college fit, as well as for your partnership with those of us on the college admission side. Your work is truly important and life-changing.

Keep reading for a recap of our most recent virtual counselor town hall session, updates from the National CCAA Board of Directors, and some holiday cheer from many of our National CCAA member colleges and universities.

Whether you're counting down the days until your much-deserved holiday break or have already started enjoying your time off, we hope your holidays are filled with peace, joy, and happiness and that 2023 is full of many blessings.
Merry Christmas From Our Member Campuses
In frosty air and snowflakes and sunshine and warm temperatures (and everything in between), our National CCAA member colleges and universities celebrated the Christmas season in many ways. Students, faculty, and staff celebrated with prayer services, concerts, tree-lighting ceremonies, snowball fights, and more. Here's a look at some of the holiday traditions that make life on our National CCAA member campuses special.
Recap: November Virtual Counselor Town Hall
Thank you to all who joined our first virtual town hall session of the 2022-23 school year on Friday, November 18. Our November counselor town hall session featured members of the National CCAA Board of Directors on Zoom as they addressed timely topics of interest to counselors.

If you were unable to join us last month and are interested in viewing the recording, you can access it here. The passcode you'll need to access the recording is  #pru5@*e

We look forward to seeing you at a future virtual town hall session in the new year.
News From the National CCAA Board of Directors
We are pleased to welcome the following new members to the National CCAA Board of Directors:

Midwest II Regional Coordinator
Genaro Balcazar
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dominican University (River Forest, IL)

South Regional Coordinator
Harvey Werner
Director of Undergraduate Admissions/International Admissions
Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

At-Large Regional Coordinator
Mark Ciolli
Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Secondary School Coordinators
Becca Allen
College Counselor
Georgetown Preparatory School (North Bethesda, MD)

Lynn Maloney
Co-Director of College Counseling
Mayfield Senior School (Pasadena, CA)
For Fall 2022, we introduced the new National CCAA Transfer Scholarship. This award is offered annually to current students attending a two-year college or university who will have completed 30 or more credit hours by the end of the spring semester and will be attending one of our National CCAA member institutions as a transfer students. Award recipients were selected by random drawing and for transfer students entering Fall 2022, we awarded four (4) one-time $1,000 scholarships.

We are pleased to share that we will again be offering the National CCAA Transfer Scholarship for Fall 2023. The Fall 2023 National CCAA Transfer Scholarship application will be available on our website later this spring, so please stay tuned for more details and reminders.

Get to know the Fall 2022 National CCAA Transfer Scholarship Recipients:
  • Ashley Gottlieb, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX)
  • Candace Barbera, University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
  • Jillian Abbe, Saint Martin's University (Lacey, Washington)
  • Kristen Hosmer, Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY) *profile not available

If there are any topics you'd like to see covered in an upcoming Transfer Corner section of our e-newsletter, please email the Transfer Taskforce.
The National CCAA First-Year Scholarship
We will again offer the National CCAA First-Year Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors attending one of the National CCAA member institutions in Fall 2023.

The application for the 2023 National CCAA First-Year Scholarship will be available on our website in late January/early February.

View the 2022 National CCAA Scholarship recipients here.
If you have any questions or would like to add a counselor colleague to our email list, please contact us at info@nationalccaa.org.  

Additional helpful links, available on our website, which is a great resource for counselors, students, and parents:
Helpful Links From Some of Our Member Institutions
Let the talented students from some of National CCAA member colleges and universities help put you in the holiday spirit:

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