Georgia Perimeter College instructor Jeff Meadors has been named the 2010-2011 Counselor Advocate of the Year by Newton County Schools.
Meadors, dual enrollment coordinator and English instructor for Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus, received the award from Gary Mathews, Newton County Schools Superintendent.
"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 Perimeter College President Anthony S. Tricoli in a release. "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."
Meadors was honored at a recent ceremony at the Newton Campus in which Tina Daniel-Reasey of Eastside High School was also recognized, as the Newton County System Counselor of the Year.
Meadors and Daniel-Reasey will compete in the Georgia School Counselor Association awards later this year.
Meadors hosts bi-monthly meetings of high school counselors at Perimeter’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, 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," he said.