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Joan Echols

Associate Director-Office of Merit Awards Career Center

Joan, who joined the Office of Merit Awards in 2003, manages the Early Identification Program, an academic enrichment program for high achieving sophomores. She also works with undergraduate applicants for public service-oriented scholarships, such as the Harry S. Truman and Morris K. Udall Scholarships. Other award opportunities for which Joan advises include the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, and the Canadian Killam Fellowship.

Joan brings more than fifteen years of experience in higher education and an extensive background in career development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to AU, Joan served as the director of the Graduate Career Center at George Washington University's School of Business and Public Administration and the assistant director in the Career Development Office at Lehigh University. Her professional background also includes seven years in college relations for an international consulting firm and writing and editing at a publishing firm.


MA, Higher Education Administration and Counseling, Albany State University, NY
BA, English Literature, Geneseo State University, NY

Favorite Spot on Campus
My office, Kay Spiritual Life Center, and the Davenport Lounge
Book Currently Reading
Team of Rivals
Career Ctr Merit Awards Office
Letts - LL6
Contact Info
(202) 885-1881 (Work)
(202) 885-1804 (Office)

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