ACCA President Amy M. Lenhart, MA, LPC, NCC

ACCA President Amy M. Lenhart, MA, LPC, NCC

Hello ACCA! Welcome to the American College Counseling Association webpage. We are a division of the American Counseling Association, focusing  on professionals who work in  community colleges, technical schools, and colleges and universities.

We are a volunteer organization made up of an executive council with professionals across the United States. We strive to promote counselors with continuing education opportunities, such as our ACCA Conferences, webinars, networking, research, and professional and personal development opportunities.

Now more than ever, we need your participation and voice to assist with the promotion of college counseling.  I would also invite you to become active by advocating for college counseling on both the state and national level. There are several ways for you to be active in your state as well as the national level. Your voice is important in promoting the mental health, career development concerns, and overall wellbeing of our students. I welcome you to contact me to if you are interested in becoming more involved or if there is any way that I might be able to assist you.

I would invite you to come to our next ACCA Conference which will be October 1st through October 4th, 2015 in Louisville, KY! We are excited with so many great learning opportunities as well as a chance for you to meet with fellow college counselors!



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College students in libraryPlease consider nominating any ACCA member that you feel has contributed to our work in any of the categories listed below. You can even nominate yourself! Nominations are due July 31st, 2015 and winners will be announced at the ACCA 2015 annual conference in Louisville, KY. Fill out the form below to submit your nominations.

2015 Awards Nomination Form

  • Your Nominations

  • Nominee has demonstrated leadership in some aspect of college counseling as it relates to the purposes and goals of ACCA, or leadership and contributions to ACCA as a professional organization.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Demonstrated service to the profession of college counseling and/or to ACCA; this award will be offered in three categories: community/technical college setting; college or university population under 5000; and college or university population over 5000. Need not to be an ACCA Member.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Demonstrated contribution to the advancement of college counseling theory and/or practice by means of a dissertation/thesis, publication, or scholarly presentation.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Demonstrated evidence of meritorious service to the profession of college counseling and/or ACCA.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Demonstrated advocacy of college counseling services or an organization which has made a significant contribution to the improvement of college counseling services; may honor a college president, vice president, dean, board member, or legislator who has made a significant impact on the national, state, or local level. Need not be a member of ACCA.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work; publication of relevant college counseling peer reviewed articles or papers presented that advance the profession of college counseling. Research conducted should add to the improvement of college counseling services on campus for the practicing professional counselor in a university or college setting. Successful nominees possess writing and publication skills that enhance our field.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Honors a College Counseling Director who has made a significant impact on the national, state, or local level.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Honors a College Counselor who has made a significant impact on the national, state, or local level.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.
  • Honors a Program that has made a significant impact on the national, state, or local level.
  • Please describe your reasons for nominating this individual.



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A student going through a college counseling sessionIt’s that time of year again when we are seeking nominations for the ACCA Executive Council!

We are currently accepting nominations (self-nominations are accepted and encouraged) for:

  • President-Elect (3 year term)
  • Secretary (2 year term)
  • Governing Council Representative (3 year term)
  • Member-at-Large with Community/Technical College Focus

Download the Nomination Form here.

The nomination form should be sent to Dr. Josh Gunn at jgunn6@kennesaw.edu by May 31, 2015.

If you are interested in learning more about any position, we encourage you to talk to a current or former holder of the office. Additionally, you can read more about the positions on the ACCA website: http://www.collegecounseling.org/acca-by-laws.

If you have questions regarding the election process, please contact Dr. Josh Gunn at jgunn6@kennesaw.edu.



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Conference LectureThe 2015 ACCA Regional Conference will be held at West Point Military Academy in New York April 1st-2nd. Online registration is now open at this link. The tentative schedule and hotel information is available via this previous post on our site. We hope to see you in April!

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College Student researching online

Great news! Now you can register for ACCA Membership online! Whether you’re an existing member who needs to renew, or you’re looking to join for the first time, you may register using the link below:

http://www.cvent.com/d/nrqmjw/3W

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ACCA Northeast Regional Conference to Be Held at West Point

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2015 Conference Call for Programs Now Open!

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FREE Webinar from ACCA: “Ideas of Awesomeness”

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