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Jan 17, 2023

What Are Some Healthy Ways for Adolescents to Engage with Social Media? Assistant Professor Adria Dunbar Shares Tips for Engaging with Intentionality

Social media can be a great way for youth to connect with others and explore their interests, but constant use of social media can have a negative impact on teens' mental health, according to Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Adria Dunbar. Here are some tips and strategies for engaging in social media in healthy ways. 

Photo of Helen-Lupton Smith with the quote: I realized what an impact I can make in education.

Jul 14, 2022

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Realized What a Big Impact I Can Make In Education,’ Says Helen Lupton-Smith ’96PHD

Helen Lupton-Smith '96PHD helped College of Education Professor Marc Grimmett launch the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC) at NC State. Now, she's continuing to make counseling more widely accessible by leading the creation of the Eagle Counseling, Consultation, and Research Clinic (ECCRC), a community counseling clinic at North Carolina Central University. 

NC State College of Education Professor Marc Grimmett discusses how to provide mental health support for children

Jun 15, 2022

How Can I Support a Child Experiencing Mental Health Challenges? Professor Marc Grimmett Shares the Importance of Relationships, Listening and Seeking Professional Help from a Counselor

Over the past two years, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic made typical developmental challenges more difficult for K-12 students. As a result, Professor Marc Grimmett said youth may be experiencing more mental health issues. 

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May 25, 2022

Creating Bright Futures Through Online Programs

Derek Just ’22MED gained hands-on counseling experience while earning his master’s degree online, and he hopes to use what he learned to help students prepare for their futures. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Rolanda Mitchell

May 3, 2022

Rolanda Mitchell is Using Diversity, Equity and Inclusion To Help Build Strong Educational Systems in K-12 Schools and Higher Education

Rolanda Mitchell believes that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts are necessary because all students deserve to see someone who looks like them in education spaces and feel like higher… 

Apr 27, 2022

Adam Brandt ’22PHD: ‘Education Never Gets Old, and There’s Always Something New to Find’

Adam Brandt ’22PHD believes he will never be done learning. When he was hearing his master’s degree, he realized that he wanted to be like the faculty members he was learning from and thought it would be exciting to earn a terminal degree in his field.  

Sylvia Nassar, Ph.D., professor of Counselor Education at the NC State College of Education

Mar 21, 2022

Professor Sylvia Nassar Receives 2022 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award

Professor Sylvia Nassar has been selected as a recipient of NC State’s 2022 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award and will be inducted into the NC State Research Leadership Academy. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Teaching Professor Terri Tilford

Jan 5, 2022

Meet Assistant Teaching Professor Terri Tilford: ‘I Hope Students Learn From Me the Joy of Learning, How to Effectively Help Others and How to Identify and Develop Their Niche in Counseling’

Terri Tilford joined the NC State College of Education as an assistant teaching professor of counseling and counselor education in January 2022. 

NC State College of Education doctoral student Harley Locklear

Nov 3, 2021

Doctoral Student Harley Locklear is Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Scholarship and Programming in School Counseling

As a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Harley Locklear has become hyper-aware of the inequities faced by his people and other minoritized groups regarding opportunity, access and resources since leaving his tribal territory. 

NC State College of Education Doctoral Student Carrie Mitran

Sep 17, 2021

Doctoral Student Carrie Mitran ’19MED ’21PHD Invited to Speak at Stanford Neurodiversity Summit Panel

After experiences with neurodiversity in her personal life, Carrie Mitran ’19MED ‘21PHD began doing a lot of self-driven research into mental health before enrolling in the College of Education to earn a master’s and doctoral degree. Now Mitran has been invited to share her work on neurodiversity at the annual Stanford Neurodiversity Summit on Nov. 9, 2021.