Two HCDE counselors given national honors
Two Hamilton County counselors were recently named 2011 Counselors that Change Lives for their dedication to the college counseling profession. Eleven counselors from around the country were part of the 2011 class.
Stacy Lightfoot from Center for Creative Arts and Dr. Margaret Smith from Chattanooa School for the Arts and Sciences were named as receipients of the CTCL award Tuesday.
Ms. Lightfoot was nominated by Betsy Davis from Agnes Scott College. Ms. Davis said, "She looks for the right fit for all of her students and really works with them to consider some out-of-the-box schools. She also works with students, especially first generation students, helping them to understand the whole process from applying to finanical aid, scholarships and total costs. I can think of no one more deserving than Stacy Lightfoot."
Dr. Smith was nominated by Ned Frazer from Centre College. Mr. Frazer said, "Dr. Smith works with a wide range of students, manh of whom are first generation or who need additional support in the college serach in order to consider options beyond the usual suspects. Building on the rigor of the academic program and demanding faculty at CSAS, Dr. Smith reminds students not to settle for anything less as they consider their college options."
CTCL is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. It's mission is to help students fram their search beyond ratings and rankings and to find a college that cultivates a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.