About Annual IC3 Awards

The Annual IC3 Awards recognize extraordinary contributions to the field of career and college counseling each year, presented to high school counselors, schools, universities, admissions representatives, and organizations that stand out for their inspiring work. Celebratory in nature, these annual awards aim to energize and encourage colleagues around the world in their admirable dedication to students and advocacy in career and college counseling.

Awardees are selected by an independent jury and are presented annually. The 2021 Annual IC3 Awards will be announced at the Annual IC3 Festival in December 2021, and some regional awards may be presented at the Annual IC3 Conference in August 2021.

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History of the IC3 Awards

The IC3 Awards were created by the IC3 Movement to recognize outstanding work in the field of career and college counseling. With the intention to inspire and encourage, not to compare or compete, IC3 is proud to celebrate counseling champions aligned with the mission of career and college counseling in every school.

The first IC3 Awards ceremony took place at the 2nd Annual IC3 Conference in 2017. Aimed at felicitating schools, counselors and universities that stand out for their contributions to the field of career and college counseling, the IC3 Awards have become a highly anticipated fixture at the Annual IC3 Conference every year. Categories in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 ceremonies included Emerging Counselor Award, Counselor of the Year, Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions, and the Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, awardees and nominees have been recognized and celebrated at the IC3 Awards ceremony.

Expanded to include more award categories in 2021, the IC3 Awards continue to honor exceptional contributions to the field of career and college counseling across high schools and counselors, universities and university representatives, and organizations. Awardees are selected by a jury, and announced annually.

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Annual IC3 Awards Categories

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IC3 Global Awards

Molly Abraham

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with 20+ years in the field.

Celebrated Service Award

Eligibility: Committee volunteer, serving on IC3 committees 3+ years.

High School Leadership Impact Award

Eligibility: High school leader/principal

University Leadership Impact Award

Eligibility: University representative

High School Sustainable Development Award

Eligibility: High school

University Sustainable Development Award

Eligibility: University

Student Advocacy Award

Eligibility: High school counselor
Bridget-Herrera

Bridget Herrera Ethics in College Counseling Award

Eligibility: High school counselor

Counseling Mentor of the Year Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with 5+ years in the field

Exceptional Counseling with Limited Resources Award

Eligibility: High school counselor

Innovation in Counseling Award

Eligibility: High school
Ganesh Kohli

Ganesh Kohli Counseling Laboratory™ Award

Eligibility: High school

Inclusion & Access Award

Eligibility: University representative

University Spotlight Award

Eligibility: University

Global Partnership Award

Eligibility: Organization

IC3 Regional Awards

Acknowledging each region: Africa • Asia • Europe • India • Latin America & Caribbean • Middle East • North America • Oceania

Emerging Counselor of the Year Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with 3 or fewer years in the field

Counselor of the Year Award

Eligibility: High school counselor, with at least 4 years in the field

School of the Year for Transformative Counseling Award

Eligibility: High school

Outstanding Engagement Award

Eligibility: University representative

Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions Award

Eligibility: University representative

Annual IC3 Awards Recipients

IC3 Regional Awards

2021


Africa

Fulgence NYABENDA

Emerging Counselor of the Year

Fulgence Nyabenda

Lycée du Saint Esprit, Burundi
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Counselor of the Year

Dexter Padayachee

African Leadership Academy, South Africa
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Outstanding Engagemenent

(co-shared)

Emi Morita

York University, Canada

Whitney Green

Columbia University, United States
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Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Linet Aguko

United States International University, Kenya
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School of the Year for Transformative Counseling Award

USAP Community School,

Zimbabwe

Asia

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Emerging Counselor of the Year

Aishath Hussain Mohamed

Maldives
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Counselor of the Year

Wilson Lee

Singapore American School, Singapore
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Outstanding Engagemenent

Daeshik Jung

Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies, Republic of South Korea
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Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Jess Strong

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
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School of the Year for Transformative Counseling Award

School of Leadership Afghanistan

Afghanistan

India

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Emerging Counselor of the Year

Sapna Goel

Mayo College, India
Ambika Kaul WEB

Counselor of the Year

Ambika Kaul

Delhi Public School, India
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Outstanding Engagemenent

Ankur Vohra

O.P. Jindal Global University, India
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Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Seetha Dronamraju

University of Waterloo, India
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School of the Year for Transformative Counseling Award

(co-shared)

The Shri Ram School &
Legacy School Bangalore

Latin America & the Caribbean

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Emerging Counselor of the Year

(co-shared)

Marcos Leandro M. Morris

SEB Dinatos COC High School, Brazil

Angel Ma

Alliance Academy International, Ecuador
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Counselor of the Year

Jennifer Tassell

Head of the Counseling Department, International School of Panama, Panama City, Panama
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Outstanding Engagemenent

Ed Bustos

Rollins College, United States
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Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Renee Loayza-Damergi

Lynn University, United States

IC3 Global Awards

2021


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Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Asuman Okman

The Koç School, Istanbul, Turkey
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Bridget Herrera Ethics in College Counseling Award

Tara Dowling

Worcester Academy, United States
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Exceptional Counseling with Limited Resources Award

Laura Kaub

Abaarso School of Science & Technology, Somaliland
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Counseling Mentor of the Year Award

Michelle Duschang

Hisar School, Turkey
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University Spotlight Award

(co-shared)

Huron University College, Canada
IE University, Spain
Shiv Nadar University, India
Whitworth University, United States

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Celebrated Service Award

Michelle Whittingham

University of California Santa Cruz, United States

Past IC3 Awards Recipients

2020

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Emerging Counselor Award

Ramya Modukuri

Manthan International School, India
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Counselor of the Year

Tiffany Goulet

Oberoi International School, India
Sudharshana Shukla

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Sudarshana Shukla

The Cathedral and John Connon School, India
Anjali Anand Seth WEB

Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Anjali Anand Seth

Huron at Western University, Canada

2019

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Emerging Counselor Award

Praseeja Nambiar

Stonehill International School, India,
Shikha Vij WEB

Counselor of the Year

Shikha Vij

Step by Step School, India
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Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Geeta Jayanth

Legacy School, India
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Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Kanchi Khanna

Krea University, India

2018

Hemalatha-Yuvaraj

Emerging Counselor Award

Hemalathaa Yuvaraj

Oakridge International School, India
Pragati Pandey

Counselor of the Year

Pragati Pandey

The Aga Khan Academy, India
Bridget-Herrera

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Bridget Herrera

American International School of Dhaka
Bela-Brahmbhatt

Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Bela Brahmbhatt

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia

2017

Nileema Khan

Emerging Counselor Award

Nileema Khan

Delhi Public School (DPS) STS Dhaka
Deblina-Chakraborty

Counselor of the Year

Deblina Chakraborty

Pathways School, India
Amrita Dass

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Amrita Dass

 
Tanushree Bhattacharya

Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions

Tanushree Bhattacharya

The University of British Columbia