CHESTERTOWN—Washington College Admission Counselor Aundra Weissert was recently named Maryland’s Counselor of the Year by the Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC). PCACAC is a regional affiliate of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) serving Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Its mission is to support and advise college admissions professionals as they help students and parents make the transition to college.
Weissert began working as an admissions counselor three years ago after graduating from Washington College. She is responsible for high school students from 16 states, ranging from nearby counties in Maryland to as far away as Alaska and Hawaii. Since joining the admissions staff, she has also focused on how the College can use new media to communicate with prospective students and their families about the opportunities Washington College has to offer.
"Every year, the Association selects one member from the college sector and one from the secondary school sector in each of our five states, and recognizes them for their commitment to their schools and the organization as a whole,” says Chestertown resident Dal Holmes, a former associate director of admissions at Washington College who has remained very active in the PCACAC. The criteria for selection include professional leadership, honesty, sensitivity, patience and thoroughness. “Aundra’s been very active on the PCACAC Technology Committee, and instrumental in the technological advances the Washington College Admissions office has made,” says Holmes. “She’s been a terrific addition to the Washington College staff and really deserves this award.”
In addition to her full-time admissions work, Aundra is known for the Zumba exercise classes she leads and for the blog she writes about healthy living and local food sourcing (http://chestertownfitforlife.com).