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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2004
CONTACT: Tom McLaughlin
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)
E-mail: tmclaugh@kean.edu

Kean University to Host Counselor of the County Awards Ceremony

UNION, N.J. – –Kean University will host the New Jersey School Counselor Association’s (NJSCA) annual Counselor of the County awards ceremony on Thursday, May 13, at 8 a.m. in the Kean Hall Conference Center, at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

Following a buffet breakfast courtesy of Kean, NJSCA President Linda Kovacs and Executive Director Jim Lukach will present commemorative plaques to counselors from 15 counties in recognition of their many contributions in serving New Jersey’s schoolchildren.

Among them, Pamela Travis, a guidance counselor at Cranford High School, will receive the Union County Counselor of the County award. In her role, Travis has taken on a number of responsibilities that have had a positive effect, including giving up countless Saturdays and attending numerous workshops to serve as the chief tester for all PSAT, SAT 1 and SAT 2 tests. Additionally, Travis was instrumental in establishing the “Share the Dream” club, a group dedicated to ensuring the future academic successes of minority students. She has taken students to workshops and college fairs and keeps them informed about application procedures. Furthermore, Travis will speak on “Share the Dream” as a presenter at the College Board Middle States Conference, offering advice on how other schools can set up equal-opportunity programs.

The other counselors to be honored that day are:

Joseph Ponzi Bergen Ian Hodos Middlesex
Susan Olive Burlington Patricia Phillips Monmouth
Janelle Richards Camden Lois Branch Morris
Eileen Leri Cumberland Sister Barbara Duffy Ocean
Mauldine Dowdy Essex Inez Morelli Salem
Marge Delia Gloucester Donna-Jean Lynott Sussex
Marge Delia Hudson Frank Joseph Warren

For further information, please call Petra Knox at (908) 737-7106.