Christel Milak-Parker

Experience and Qualifications

  • University of Virginia Counselor Workshop, 2010-2013
  • Partnership for the Future, Richmond, VA, 2008 to present. GUIDES Mentor and presenter. Helping Hands Award 2010.
  • Member of Potomac and Chesapeake College Counselor Association (PCACAC) since 2004. Conference attendee. Presenter 2008.
  • Founded College Connections in 2000.
  • Financial Aid Advisor for The Greater Richmond Area Scholarship Program (GRASP), 1995-1997, 2004-2005
  • Parent Volunteer and High School Career Center Volunteer, 1994 to 2005
  • High School College and Career Center Coordinator, 1999-2000
  • M.Ed., School Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
  • Business Careers in Human Resources and Marketing Communications prior to changing to Education

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Linda O. Smith

Experience and Qualifications

  • College Planning/Consulting, College Connections, 2008 – Present
  • Assistant to Founder of College Connections, an independent college consulting service, October, 2006 – Present
  • Member, Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Attended PCACAC Conference (Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling), April, 2008, April, 2010
  • College and Career Center Volunteer, Midlothian High School, 2006-2008
  • Treasurer, Walton Park Community Association, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • President, Walton Park Woman’s Club, 1999-2000
  • Treasurer, Walton Park Woman’s Club, 1997-1999
  • Bond Representative, Tabb, Brockenbrough & Ragland Insurance, Richmond, Virginia
  • BA in Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia