Awards

Annual IC3 Awards

The IC3 Awards are aimed at felicitating schools, counselors and universities that stand out for their contributions to the field of career and college counseling. The awardees will be selected by a jury consisting of IC3 Committee members, and announced at the 2019 Annual IC3 Conference on 29 August 2019.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 IC3 Awards are now closed.

Award Qualification

Full-time school-based career and college counselors
Full-time admissions professionals at universities
High schools with an active career and college counseling office

Award Categories

A: Career and College Counselors

Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award
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Emerging Counselor Award
A counselor who has a proven track record in the counseling space for three years or fewer

Counselor of the Year Award
Someone who has been excellent in terms of counseling, allows for exploration, willing to learn and demonstrated high level of interest

B: Admissions Professionals at Universities

Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment/Admissions
University admissions officer who has supported a counseling-based approach

2019 IC3 Awards Sponsored by: FLAME University

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FLAME University is the pioneer of liberal education in India. The university’s main objective is to offer an interdisciplinary platform of education that provides both breadth and depth in diverse areas of knowledge. Liberal education at FLAME University aims to go beyond the familiar structure and narrowly encapsulated forms of knowledge. Our programs teach skills and impart education with practical relevance. Our students undergo a unique confluence of academic excellence and experiential learning methods that inculcate leadership and risk-taking abilities. We offer undergraduate programs and postgraduate through four schools. The student-centric learning is delivered by esteemed faculty scholars from various prestigious national and international institutes in a world-class campus setting.

2019 IC3 Award Winners

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Emerging Counselor Award

Praseeja Nambiar, Career and guidance Counselor, Stonehill International School (India)

Nominees:
  • Rajatha Mendam, Counselor, Meridian School, Banjara Hills (India)
  • Ramya Modukuri, College & Career Counselor, Manthan International School (India)
  • Vandana Murjani, Head of Career Counseling, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore (India)
  • Khushboo Taparia, Coordinator of Samcara - The Career Counseling Cell, The Sanksaar Valley School (India)

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Counselor of the Year Award

Shikha Vij, Career & College Counselor, Step by Step School, Noida (India)

Nominees:
  • Asma Ansari, Dean CIE and Placements, Daly College, Indore (India)
  • Tiffany Goulet, Head of College Counseling, Oberoi International School (India)
  • Swati Shrestha, Head of College and Career Counseling, Woodstock School (India)
  • Arpit Tripatha, Counselor, Sunbeam School (India)
  • Jini Varghese, University Placement Officer, MIT Pune's Vishwashanti Gurukul (India)

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Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Geeta Jayanth, Principal, Legacy School, Bangalore (India)

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Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment /Admissions

Kanchi Khanna, Director of Communications & Outreach, Krea University (India)

Nominees:
  • Vir Anand, Regional Director - South Asia, University of St. Andrew's (U.K.)
  • Amarjeet Mutneja, Student Recruitment Officer, University of Warwick (U.K.)
  • Kregg Strehorn, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst (U.S.)
  • Arvind Vepa, Student Recruitment Marketing, University College London (U.K.)
  • Michelle Whittingham, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S.)

2018 IC3 Award Winners

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Emerging Counselor Award

Hemalathaa Yuvaraj, Oakridge International School, Bengaluru

Nominees:
  • Smriti Singh, City Montessori School, Lucknow
  • Avni Parekh, VIBGYOR High School, Goregaon
  • Vandana Murjani, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore
  • Praseeja Nambiar, Stonehill International School, Bengaluru

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Counselor of the Year Award

Pragati Pandey, Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad

Nominees:
  • Shikha Vij, Step By Step School, Noida
  • Rachana Sippy, Dubai International Academy, Dubai
  • Maneesha Gorti, Oakridge International School, Hyderabad
  • Priya Gupta, The International School Bangalore, Bengaluru
  • Praseeja Nambiar, Stonehill International School, Bengaluru

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Molly Abraham Lifetime Achievement Award

Bridget Herrera, American International School of Dhaka

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Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment /Admissions

Bela Brahmbhatt, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia

Nominees:
  • Raghvendra Singh, Northern Arizona University, U.S.
  • Ankur Vohra, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
  • Sujatha Kumar, University of Leeds, U.K.

2017 IC3 Award Winners

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Emerging Counselor Award

Nileema Khan, Delhi Public School (DPS) STS Dhaka

Nominees:
  • Aarfa Abbani, DRS International School
  • Venita Chettri, The Cathedral and John Connon School
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Counselor of the Year Award

Deblina Chakraborty, Pathways School, Noida

Nominees:
  • Geeta Jayanth, Bangalore International School
  • Sanjukta Poddar, Calcutta International School
  • Sonia Soni, Aditya Birla World Academy
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Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Amrita Dass

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Award for Counseling-Based Approach to Student Recruitment /Admissions

Tanushree Bhattacharya, The University of British Columbia

Nominees:
  • Cuca Acosta, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Bela Brahmbhatt, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

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