Faculty Receive Awards at 2008 ACA Conference in Hawaii
Donna Henderson receives 2008 ACA Professional Development Award. The award recognizes an ACA member who has developed techniques and systems that have strengthened, expanded, enhanced, improved and/or otherwise had demonstrable benefits to clients. Nominees mentioned numerous ways she had enhanced the professional development of counselors, counseling students and clients including the publication of texts under in many school counseling programs, and co-writing a curriculum for training Mental Health Facilitators internationally for the World Health organization.
Gladding, Veach, Newsome and Henderson receive 2008 ACA Counselor Education Advocacy award. The faculty was recognized for providing opportunities for students to be involved in advocacy and leadership activities. In particular, faculty members Gladding, Veach, Henderson and Newsome won an ethics and leadership grant and took 29 of 30 graduate students to a Legislative Institute sponsored by the American Counseling Association in Washington, DC, on February 25-27, 2007. This activity involved lobbying on Capitol Hill with senators and representatives on mental health and human welfare issues. In previous summers, Henderson and Veach have taken students to Raleigh to lobby state legislators on school counseling and community mental health issues.