Reve Anderko, associate director of Brookdale’s One Stop Center for Student Services, has been named one of the top young professionals in the state by the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).
Last month Anderko was presented with the NJACAC’s coveted “Rising Professional Award,” which recognizes admission counseling professionals new to the profession who exemplify excellence and dedication to students during the transition from high school to college. The award was presented during the NJACAC’s 2017 annual conference, held on May 22 and 23 in Long Branch.
“I am truly honored and extremely grateful to receive this award from NJACAC,” said Anderko. “It holds great meaning to me, because it recognizes those professionals who go above and beyond in the service of their students. I am very passionate about helping our students succeed, and I find it extremely rewarding to assist them as they transition from high school to college.”
Anderko, who first joined the college as an admissions representative in 2012, formerly served as an undergraduate admissions counselor at Monmouth University. Last year she was selected to help lead Brookdale’s new One Stop Center, which offers students quick and convenient access to admissions, registration and financial aid services.
Anderko was nominated for the Rising Professional award by her former supervisor and current Hazlet Higher Education Center director Bruce Marich.
In his nomination letter, Marich highlighted Anderko’s years of volunteer work with NJCAC, including her contributions to the organization’s annual fair in Atlantic City and her service as chair of its scholarship committee. He also recognized his former protege’s work as Brookdale’s lead organizer for the Monmouth County Guidance Directors Association’s career fairs, which reach thousands of local students each fall and spring.
“I am somewhat biased when I claim that the Monmouth fairs are among the best run in New Jersey. And Revé is the reason why,” Marich wrote. “I do believe that Revé… truly exemplifies the excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. As her former supervisor, I have seen her develop and grow her leadership abilities and, hopefully, I will one day in my lifetime see her lead NJACAC as president.”
In accepting the award, Anderko said she was honored to be recognized for simply doing the job she loves.
“I feel that every student who enrolls or is considering enrolling at Brookdale has a unique story. They have unique concerns, unique questions and unique goals that they want to achieve,” said Anderko. “By recognizing that individuality, we are able to really help students reach their fullest potential in college. I truly enjoy the work that I do, and this award is a highlight of my Brookdale career.”
Learn more about Brookdale’s One Stop Center for Student Services here.