Counselor honored for helping students get college financial aid
The California Student Aid Commission is seeking nominations for the 2015 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award. This $1,500 annual award goes to one outstanding California high school counselor who demonstrates exemplary skills in helping students fulfill their dreams of going to college. The candidate must be nominated by his or her school principal (or designee) by October 7, 2015.
Arthur Marmaduke was executive director of the California Student Aid Commission for 25 years from 1960 to 1985. He had a passion for helping students get to college. The award was established in 1985 in his honor as the longest-serving executive director in the history of the commission, which was founded in 1955. Mr. Marmaduke also served as the first President of the National Association of State Grant and Aid Programs. He died in 2005 of Parkinson’s disease.
Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/csac/studentaidcommission and share your stories and photos highlighting a special high school counselor who is making a difference by helping students get to college. To submit a nomination you must be a school principal or designee. Download the 2015 Arthur Marmaduke Award nomination form, complete the questionnaire and attach your responses. Nomination packets must be returned to the Commission via email by the October 7, 2015 deadline.
For more information, contact Patti Colston at 916-464-8043 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Place “2015 Marmaduke Award” in the subject line.
Sacramento, CA (2014) - The California Student Aid Commission is proud to announce the winner of the 2014 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award is Ms. Andrea Goodwin of Los Angeles High School for the Arts at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools located at 701 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005. This is the 28th annual award, which goes to one outstanding California high school counselor who has demonstrated exemplary skills in helping students fulfill their dreams of going to college.
Ms. Goodwin was nominated by her principal, Susan Conjura, who said, Andrea’s most amazing quality is her ability to connect with the students and help them realize their own potential.
This prestigious award was established by the Commission in 1985 to annually recognize one high school counselor who has demonstrated superior skills, dedication, and results helping students seek and receive college financial aid, said Diana Fuentes-Michel, Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission. This award acknowledges commitment to assisting students in gaining access to postsecondary education.
Through diligence, commitment, attention to detail, and her willingness to travel the extra miles for students, Ms. Goodwin’s achievements include:
Helping students write Graduation Plans to ensure as many students as possible complete A-G college entrance requirements, then monitoring the implementation and progress of the graduation and post-secondary plan for all seniors;
Attaining a 95% rate of Free Application for Federal Student Aid/California Dream Act Application completion among graduating seniors, thereby maximizing students’ access to federal, state, and institutional financial student aid for college;
Developing and offering after-school and evening bilingual workshops for parents and students about General College Knowledge, the Basics of A-G, How to Choose a College Major, Take an Interest Inventory, Conduct a College Search, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) Registration, University of California and California State University Application workshops, and Understanding your Award Letter;
According to Cathy Kwan, a colleague of Andrea’s, she works tirelessly to improve and promote a college-going culture on our campus. She is an active member of the California Association of School Counselors, and I can find no one more deserving of the Marmaduke Outstanding High School Counselor Award than Andrea Goodwin.
Marmaduke Award nominations were evaluated through an established review and selection process by members of the California Student Aid Commission. Arthur S. Marmaduke was executive director of the California Student Aid Commission for 25 years from 1960 to 1985. He had a passion for helping students reach college. The award was established in 1985 in his honor as the longest-serving executive director in the history of the Commission, which was founded in 1955. Mr. Marmaduke also served as the first President of the National Association of State Grant and Aid Programs. He died in 2005 of Parkinson's disease.
For more information, contact Patti Colston at (916) 206-1285. Photographs are available.
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