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May 1, 2024

‘I Thought I Would Stay for Maybe Five Years:’ Retiring Professor of Counselor Education Stan Baker Reflects on Unexpected Career as Counselor, 30 Years with College of Education

By the time Professor Stan Baker joined the NC State College of Education in 1994, he was already nearly 60 years old and assumed he would only stay for about five years. But, his passion for the work kept him in the classroom for nearly 30 more years. Now, as he plans to retire this summer, Baker reflects on his journey to becoming a counselor and counselor educator, his favorite memories in his work and the impact he’s had on students. 

Mar 7, 2024

College of Education’s Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC) Becomes International Model for Community-embedded Counseling Services

In September 2023, the Red Spruce Mental Health Centre opened its doors for the first time in rural Nova Scotia, Canada. Although located more than 1,000 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina, the creation of this center has roots at NC State, taking inspiration from the College of Education’s Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC). 

Students Receiving School Counseling

Feb 28, 2024

College of Education’s Counselor Education Program Re-accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The NC State College of Education’s Counselor Education program recently received re-accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

Rolanda Mitchell

Jan 2, 2024

What Role Do School Counselors Play in K-12 Education? ‘We Really Attend to the Wellbeing of the Child With the Idea That Will Then Make Them More Successful in Other Areas,” Says Assistant Professor Rolanda Mitchell

Assistant Professor Rolanda Mitchell shares how school counselors can be a mental health resource for K-12 students and what to do when families or students are reluctant to use school counseling services. 

Stephanie Nelson '20PHD, left, stands with NCSCA president Nartarshia Sharpe

Nov 29, 2023

Stephanie Nelson ’20PHD Named 2023 North Carolina School Counselor Association School Counselor of The Year

Stephanie Nelson '20PHD has been named the 2023 North Carolina School Counselor Association School Counselor of The Year. 

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

Sep 8, 2023

Book Edited by Professor Sylvia Nassar Addresses Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans

NC State College of Education Professor Sylvia Nassar serves as the lead editor and author of two chapters in the second edition of Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture, Development, and Health. 

Aug 15, 2023

Rolanda Mitchell: ‘I Believe an Extraordinary Educator is One Who Fosters as Much Personal Growth as Academic Growth Within Their Students’

Rolanda Mitchell will take on a new role in the NC State College of Education during the 2023-24 academic year as an assistant professor of counselor education. 

Stephanie Nelson

Jul 20, 2023

Stephanie Nelson ’20PHD Named 2023 Wake County Public School System School Counselor of the Year

Stephanie Nelson '20PHD has been recognized as the 2023 Wake County Public School System School Counselor of the Year. 

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Apr 6, 2023

‘This Work That Was So Important to Dr. Locke Was About Seeing and Hearing Everyone’: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Talks About Equity in Counseling During 5th Annual Don C. Locke Symposium

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, dean and distinguished professor at the School of Education at American University, was the invited speaker for the 5th Annual Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium in the College of Education. 

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

Mar 22, 2023

Professor Sylvia Nassar Receives Exemplary Diversity Leadership Award and Thomas Hohenshil National Publication Award

Sylvia Nassar, a professor of counselor education in the NC State College of Education, has received the Exemplary Diversity Leadership Award from the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) as well as the Thomas Hohenshil National Publication Award from the American Counseling Association.