News - 05/9/2013

MiraCosta College Registrar Wins Prestigious Statewide Award

Alicia Terry

MiraCosta College Registrar Alicia Terry has won the Robert Brown Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the profession of Admissions and Records in California Community Colleges. Bestowed by the California Association of Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACCRAO), this award recognizes the leadership and innovation of a single California community college employee each year.

Terry has been on the CACCRAO executive board for a total of seven years, serving two consecutive years as president. She has served on the CCCApply steering committee which oversees the statewide online application, has been involved with several other statewide projects including residency for foster youth, course repetition and transfer initiatives.

Terry is a North San Diego County native. She worked at UC San Diego and Palomar College before coming to MiraCosta College as a full-time employee in 1988. She became the registrar in 1997. Terry is a MiraCosta College alumna who earned an associate degree in transfer studies before attending Cal State San Marcos, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies with an emphasis in history. As registrar, Alicia takes great pride in helping students navigate the admissions process and offering the support they need to realize their academic and personal goals. 

“There are so many reasons I like MiraCosta College,” said Terry. “I like the staff and the environment, but I especially like the fact that I am helping students in their lives and eventually in their careers. I feel like I am doing something, offering support that makes a difference in people’s lives.”

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