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Carol Holcomb-McCoy

Don C. Locke Symposium

2023 Invited Speaker: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, the Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education at American University's School of Education

The 5th Annual Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium: An Evening with Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. 

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About Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy believes in the revolutionary power of school counseling. An American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow with 30 years of experience as a former kindergarten teacher, elementary school counselor, family therapist, and most recently university professor and administrator, she has a wealth of knowledge, expertise and wisdom. She is currently the Dean of the School of Education and a Distinguished Professor at American University, and the author of the best-selling book “School Counseling to Close Opportunity Gaps: A Social Justice and Antiracist Framework for Success.”

Carol Holcomb-McCoy

About the Don C. Locke Symposium

The NC State College of Education started the Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium in 2018 to honor Don C. Locke, a longtime professor of counselor education at NC State. Locke also worked as director of diversity and multiculturalism at the University of North Carolina at Asheville until retiring in 2007. He passed away after a brief illness in 2016. He dedicated his professional life to the advancement of counseling and equity.

Don C. Locke and his wife Marjorie Locke