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Director of Honors Programs Linda Kobylarz was recognized with a Fellows Award from the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She received the honor last month at its Annual Global Career Development Conference in Houston, Texas. This award recognizes substantial contributions in science, teaching, and training, practice, service, policy development, and political action. The NCDA Fellows Distinction, one of the highest honors by the NCDA, recognizes members who have contributed to advance the career development profession throughout their career.

Kobylarz has worked full time at Post since 2012 as the Director of the Honors Program and has taught and consulted here for many years prior. She developed the Honors Program for on-campus students, but she is also in the process of creating the new online Honors Program, which will be launching in early 2020. Kobylarz has developed career programs for elementary and secondary schools, colleges, and federal and state agencies.

Kobylarz has been involved with NCDA committees and leadership since 1993. She served two terms as a Trustee and Secretary on the board. The NCDA has recognized her twice before with awards. In 2013, she received the Education Practitioner Award and in 2001, the group named her Outstanding Career Practitioner.

“Being on the Board was an amazing experience for me both personally and professionally. I am forever grateful for the generosity of these leaders who shared their knowledge and wisdom with me and encouraged me to grow as a leader in our profession,” said Kobylarz.

“For more than 25 years, the NCDA family has been an integral part of my career. I can honestly say that I would not have had the many opportunities to work with outstanding professionals in career development if it had not been for my involvement in NCDA.”