College is Open for Business.

Connecting students and their future homes

Our True Passion

Champion College Counseling exists to help you move forward. Our favorite moments are when we receive a text stating, “I got in!!!”

There are some steps that have to happen before that text is received and we make those steps as easy as possible.

 Stay Happy

Time for A Change

Moving from High School to college is a big change. We can help with that. Staying with you every step of the way, Champion College Counseling knows where to begin and where to end up.

Penny Deck: Coach of Champions

As the only CEP (Certified Educational Planner) in Central Virginia, Penny has achieved the highest level of expertise in the profession.  Penny has worked as a counselor and college advisor in both private and public schools including working for a decade as a college counselor at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond VA.   She established her consulting business over ten years ago and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and serving as their champion throughout the process.

Penny received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Master’s in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her College Counseling Certification through the University of California – San Diego in 2012 and received her CEP certification in 2013.

Denise Yagel: Writing the Future

Since the dream jobs of being Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Bronte, or F. Scott Fitzgerald were already taken, Denise has poured her love of words into being an English teacher in private, public, and homeschool settings.

First in California and now Virginia, Denise has helped over 2500 students to own the reading of a good story well-told, the value of writing analytically, and the creative worlds available to anyone who knows to honor the transforming power of words. These are the exact skills needed to craft those college essays, what she much prefers to call personal narratives.


Ready to go?

So Are We.