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American College Counseling Association names EvCC’s Earl Martin Counselor of the Year
EVERETT, Wash. – The American College Counseling Association has named Everett Community College Counselor Earl Martin as ACCA’s “Counselor of the Year.”
The national award recognizes a college counselor who has made a significant impact on the national, state or local level.
Martin, a tenured faculty member who has worked at EvCC since 1990, was honored for his statewide leadership and longtime advocacy for counseling services at community and technical colleges.
“His service to our students is his primary focus and, as his colleague, I can attest that our students consistently rate his counseling as excellent,” wrote EvCC Counselor Deanna Skinner in Martin’s award nomination.
Martin of Everett received the ACCA’s highest award at their national conference in February.
In his 27 years at EvCC, Martin received the college’s Diversity Award twice, the EvCC President’s Recognition Award, and was named Faculty Member of the Year and Advisor of the Year. He has also received a Robert G. Porter Scholars Award from the American Federation of Teachers and the Seth Dawson Award for community leadership. He also was elected to two terms as president of the Washington Community and Technical College Counselors Association.
Martin earned his associate degree from Highline Community College, his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Washington University and his doctorate from the University of Washington.