Jeff Meadors Named "Counselor Advocate of the Year" by Newton County Schools

11/02/2010
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For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College instructor Jeff Meadors never expected to be honored for what he considers just doing his job. So he was pleasantly surprised to be named the 2010-2011 Counselor Advocate of the Year by Newton County Schools. The Newton Campus dual enrollment coordinator and English instructor received the award from Dr. Gary Mathews, Newton County Schools Superintendent, during a special ceremony at the college.

“GPC is very proud of the great difference that Jeff is making in the lives of hundreds of high school and college students each and every year; he is a valuable asset to both our community and our college, and he is a valuable contributor to strengthening our collective futures though his dedication to young people,” said GPC President Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli.

“When it comes to employees getting the job done, Jeff Meadors is a rare gem. He understands the big picture, yet always takes care of the fine details—thereby assuring student success with each young life in which he comes into contact. We are proud to have Jeff as a member of the Georgia Perimeter College team, and we are pleased that he has been recognized by the Newton County School System as 2010-2011 Advocate of the Year.”

During the ceremony, Dr. Tina Daniel-Reasey of Eastside High School also received the Newton County System Counselor of the Year at GPC Newton Campus. Their awards now qualify both Meadors and Daniel-Reasey to compete in the Georgia School Counselor Association awards later this year.

In his role as dual enrollment coordinator, Meadors regularly hosts bimonthly meetings of high school counselors at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus. The group reviews ways to attract students to the college’s dual enrollment program, and helps with issues of enrollment and registration. Meadors works with high school counselors in Newton, Rockdale, Walton, Social Circle, and Putnam, Henry, parts of Gwinnett, Jasper, Morgan and Butts counties.

“I do all that I can to create a strong relationship between the high schools and the college,” Meadors said.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves more than 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.