Presentations & Awards


Peach of a Program Award 2011-2012

GCPA Georgia College Personnel Association
This program recognizes the most outstanding program each year at the GCPA conference. Evaluations from each workshop are tallied and the program with the highest score wins this coveted award. This program received 100% score on evaluations from workshop attendees.

Clinical Program of the Year Award 2014

GCCA- Georgia College Counseling Association
This award recognizes the development and implementation of a unique clinical program or clinical group for college students. Presenter - J. Awe


The Challenges of Recognizing and offering Support to the College Student Who has Aged Out of Foster Care. IDEAS Conference. Monday, June 4-7, 2012. Saint Simons, GA. Leslie Walker, MSW Savannah State University

2012 - GCPA Georgia College Personnel Association

2012 - New Professionals Workshop Georgia College and State University

The USG Enrollment Management Symposium. November 14, 2014. The Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, GA. Georgia's institutional strategies and programs aimed at increasing enrollment, retention, and completion.

Topic: Georgia Efforts to Support Homeless and Foster Youth in Their Pursuit of a Post-. Secondary Education

David Meyers, Public Service Assistant, Youth and Family Development
Lori Tiller, Nonprofit and Youth Leadership Development University of Georgia
Jacqueline Awe, Director, Department of Student Development Savannah State University
Marcy Stidum, CARE Center Coordinator Kennesaw State University.

College Connections for Student Success Conference Stone Mountain GA A Focus on Foster Care, Homeless and Other Disconnected Youth. March 31 & April 1, 2015 The "College Connections for Student Success" conference features specialized tracks, plenary sessions and networking opportunities with the goal of improving outcomes for the children and families that we serve. It will include a full spectrum of individuals and organizations, serving Georgia’s disconnected youth, with representatives from:

- Promoting Healthy Help Seeking Behaviors through Peer Support

This session describes how students can be used as a source of support in helping their peers breakdown codes of silence and stigma, and increase help seeking with hope, help and strength messages and activities. An emphasis on the promotion of personal strengths and encouragement of the use of multiple sources of support and activities are encouraged. Presenters: Jacqueline Awe, DeChristian Guthrie & Tekiya Morgan