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Pete Warren Student Fellows

Each year, the VCA Foundation identifies and supports counselor education students in Virginia who aspire to leadership in the counseling profession.

The awards are named in honor of Dr. Pete Warren, a beloved counselor educator at Lynchburg College, who was one of the original Founders of the Foundation, a VCA President, and VCA's first Executive Director. Dr. Warren. Through his nurturing of graduate students and support of counseling leaders in VCA, Dr. Warren personified the best personal and professional quailities the Foundation wants to affirm and encourage.

The students below were selected by the Foundation from a group of strong and competitive entries. The awards were made on the basis of scholarship, demonstrated interest in leadership for the counseling profession, a desire to help the citizens of Virginia, and knowledge of critical ethical and multicultural values for the counseling profession.

Each VCAF student fellowship winner will receive:

  • Paid membership in the Virginia Counselors Association for the fellowship year.

  • Paid membership in the student?s VCA chapter for the fellowship year.

  • Paid registration for the VCA conference for the fellowship year.

  • A $100 stipend.

  • Recognition in VCA and VCAF publications and at the VCA conference.

The Foundation congratulates the students on receiving a Student Fellows Award and looks forward to their future involvement in the VCA leadership.

Student Fellows 2016

Dr. Kevin Doyler,
VCA Foundation,

Gary Wardlaw
JMU, Doctoral Student

A’tasha Michelle Christian Argosy U. ,Doctoral Student

Cameron Patterson
Longwood U., Master's Student

Student Fellows 2016

Tim Sosin
Liberty U.,
Master's Student

Chris Barnes
Longwood U.,
Master's Student

Monica Paige Bond
Marymount U.,
Doctoral Student

Student Fellows 2015

Karen Burke
Virginia Tech

Jen Gerlach

Harrison Hayes

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Grace Hipona
Argosy U.

Victoria Holmes
Marymount U.

Priscilla Reynolds
Lynchburg College

Amrita Sethi
Longwood U.

Student Fellows 2014
Arielle L. Estes
Virginia Tech

Jeremy Alan Ruckstaetter
Regent University

Alyssa Beth Dahn
Virginia Tech

Fellows 2014

Emily Christeen Bess, University of Virginia and
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Brian Carter Caperton
James Madision U.

Angela (Angie) Jane Strite
James Madison University
Student Fellows 2013

Susan Branco Alvarado

Susan Branco Alvarado
Virginia Tech

Cassandra JonesCassandra Ann Jones,
James Madison U.

Lauren EllingtonLauren Ellington
Virginia Commonwealth U

Thom FieldsThom Fields
James Madison U.

Anne MetzAnne Loyer Metz,
James Madison U

Joanna PaekJoanne Paek
Longwood U.

Student Fellows 2012

Carrie Brill Sanders
Virginia Tech

Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett
The College of William & Mary


Emily Goodman-Scott
Virginia Tech

Mia Mickenberg
Virginia Tech

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