UAS Congratulates Bob McClory, Ketchikan High School Counselor, for Recent Award
The University of Alaska Southeast would like to acknowledge Bob McClory of Ketchikan High School for his recent honor receiving the Sister Shawn Marie Barry Distinguished Service to Youth Award from the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC).
Date of Press Release: May 13, 2021
The University of Alaska Southeast would like to acknowledge Bob McClory of Ketchikan High School for his recent honor receiving the Sister Shawn Marie Barry Distinguished Service to Youth Award from the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC). This award is given to members of the organization who demonstrate outstanding and faithful service to youth.
According to the PNACAC announcement, “Throughout Bob's years in education, he has helped numerous students with setting up summer internships, meetings with potential employers, and other various recognitions and experiences! He is passionate about creating opportunities and maintaining programs in his state that will provide students with the necessary skills to enter today’s workforce, specifically within skilled trades. Bob is a counselor who cares deeply about his students and continues to maintain contact with his students during their adult lives. Retiring this year, Bob plans to continue his involvement in education in various ways.”
UAS works with high school counselors across Alaska, and our Rural Admissions Counselor Dannielle Carlson remarked, “Bob McClory is hands down one of the best high school counselors I have ever had the pleasure to work with. It is undeniably clear how much he cares about each one of his students and their futures. He shows so much gratitude every time I am able to help one of his students with an application, scholarship information, or even just sitting down and talking with them. He is fantastic at what he does and it makes complete sense that he received this award. Totally deserved!.”
About the Award
Sister Shawn Marie Barry Distinguished Service to Youth: This award is named for the St. Mary's Academy of Portland's former college counselor who lost her battle with cancer in 1995. These awards are given to PNACAC members who serve as a secondary school counselor, independent counselor, or a college level admission officer. Recipients of the award must have a minimum of ten (10) years of high school or college teaching and/or counseling experience with at least three (3) years in their current position. They must be currently engaged in counseling and be recognized as "those who have given outstanding and faithful service to youth."
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