Toms River School Counselor Receives Award for Excellence

From left, Christopher Romano, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Ramapo College; Carol Ann Lulias; Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer. (Photo courtesy Toms River Schools)

  TOMS RIVER – Toms River High School East counselor Carol Ann Lulias was recently awarded the Nancy Jaeger Award for Excellence in Counseling by The Office of Admissions at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

  Lulias was chosen out of dozens of counselors who have “gone above and beyond to continually connect great students with Ramapo College,” according to Acting Director of Admissions Anthony Dovi. She was named award recipient at the annual College Counselor Luncheon held on Ramapo College’s Mahwah campus.

  In addition to being a counselor, Lulias also sits on the executive board of the Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association (OCPGA), which helps fund scholarships for students in Ocean County.

  In 2011, Lulias received her master’s degree in school counseling from Kean University. After graduating, she went on to serve Brick Township High School and New Egypt High School before joining Toms River East High School East in 2013.

  “We are delighted to award the Nancy Jaeger Award for Excellence in Counseling to Carol Ann. Ramapo greatly values both our long term and newly strengthened partnerships with school counselors. Carol Ann works closely with Ramapo and New Jersey colleges to advise and guide students to achieve their academic goals and career paths,” Dovi said.

  This is the sixth year Ramapo has bestowed the award, which was named for the College’s former Director of Admissions, who fostered close relationships with guidance counselors across the state over her nearly 40-year career at Ramapo College.