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MNYCCPOA is currently accepting submissions for the Alva C. Cooper Awards for Best Practices in Career Development.  The purpose of these awards is to recognize the outstanding work of the members* of MNYCCPOA and to foster our mission of promoting professional growth, and exchanging ideas, information and creative solutions concerning career development issues.

Description of Awards

There are three awards for best practices.  The awards are as follows:

  •        First place: $500 
  •        Second place: $300 
  •        Third place: $200

All awards will be made to the member’s school, to be used by the Career Services Office.  In the event that the work was not related to work conducted at a school i.e. a thesis, dissertation or graduate school project then the prize will be awarded directly to the winner.


*Please note: Only current MNYCCPOA members are eligible to apply for these awards.  MNYCCPOA memberships are individual not institutional.  The individual submitting an application must be a current member.


Types of Submissions 

The committee is seeking for submissions related to the work we do as career professionals which can include:

  • New programs or programs with a new twist
  • Successful marketing campaigns for programs or services
  • Innovative materials or handouts
  • Professional presentations made by members at conferences
  • New ways of delivering services
  • New techniques or methods of counseling
  • Research including thesis, dissertation and graduate level research projects

Submission Evaluation Criteria

  • Professional growth of MNYCCPOA member(s) involved
  • Personal growth of students/alumni
  • Creativity
  • Effectiveness/objectives met

How to Apply 

See application form attached, please complete the form, save it and send to 


Deadline January

January 17, 2014


Awards will be presented at the May meeting.


For more information contact:

Chair: Laurie Joseph
  Associate Professor/Job Placement Counselor     Nassau Community College

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