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WVU Parkersburg Admissions Counselor receives Rick Snow Young Professional Award

West Virginia University at Parkersburg admissions counselor Kenna Reynolds Warren was recently awarded the Rick Snow Young Professional Award by the West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (WVACRAO).

The award honors distinguished young professionals in admissions, records or enrollment management who have made a significant contribution to WVACRAO.

“Kenna is an excellent college recruiter,” said Dr. Steven Smith, vice president of enrollment management and dean of the Jackson County Center, WVU Parkersburg. “She has shown great commitment to her craft, and she has the academic skill set to reach high heights in the higher education community.”

As admissions counselor, Warren helps prospective students explore academic options at WVU Parkersburg and navigate the admissions process. She regularly travels to high schools throughout the college’s seven-county service area to meet with prospective students, parents and counselors.

Warren has been a member of WVACRAO for three years. In 2018, she presented on the topic of international students at the organization’s annual conference.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio Dominican University and a master’s degree in college student personnel from Ohio University.

Created in 1991, the Rick Snow Young Professional Award commemorates Richard Snow, former registrar and director of admissions at Bluefield State College, who befriended and mentored many young professionals through the years. To be nominated, individuals should be active in WVACRAO for a minimum of three years, but no more than eight years, and have demonstrated a commitment to the organization through regular attendance at annual conferences, program participation as presenters, recorders or moderators, committee involvement, and other professional activities.