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Two GCAC advisers receive True North Awards at National Summit

True North Award Winners

Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) advisers Delisha Hodo and Brionna Johnson were presented the 2019 Peter and Laurie Grauer True North award on December 10 at the national College Advising Corps’ (CAC) annual Summit, held this year in Boston. Laurie Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg L.P. and CAC founding board chair, along with CAC founder and CEO Nicole Hurd, presented the awards.

“This award recognizes advisers who demonstrate impact, grace, humility, leadership, and the ability to guide students and fellow advisers in a way that makes College Advising Corps a better organization,” said Grauer. “Delisha and Brionna embody our mission and core values. They go above and beyond each day to advance our efforts to build a results-oriented, proven near-peer adviser approach.”

Delisha HodoDelisha Hodo serves as an eAdviser with CAC’s CollegePoint online advising program, which partners with CAC and others to help high school students navigate the college application and financial aid process. She is a native Georgian and first-generation college graduate (Georgia Southern University) and previously served as an adviser with GCAC for her first two years after graduation, providing college advising at two Atlanta area high schools.

“I’m truly honored and thankful to have been chosen a True North award recipient,” shared Hodo. Her nominator Tobi Kinsell, CAC CollegePoint program director, described her as a natural teacher leader who freely shares her knowledge and expertise with both her students and her peers. “This award is for every student I’ve had the opportunity to serve. I wouldn’t be who I am today—both personally and professionally—without the leadership of GCAC and the innovation of CAC and our CollegePoint eadvising team.”

Brionna JohnsonBrionna Johnson is also a first-generation college graduate (University of Georgia) and a current GCAC adviser at Clarke Central High School in Athens.

“Getting to create relationships with my students and their families is what propels me,” said Johnson, who was nominated by Jessica Robinson, GCAC program director, for demonstrating exceptional leadership and for using her skills and service to empower others. “I find great satisfaction is being a resource for the community as a whole and not just the school I support.”

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