Meet Briana Campbell ’21MED: ‘I Believe There is Power in Being Vulnerable and Sharing One’s Story’
Briana Campbell ’21MED has wanted to be a member of a helping profession for as long as she can remember, but she was ultimately drawn to counseling because of her passion for hearing other peoples’ stories and worldviews. She hopes to use her skills to expand counseling services to historically underserved communities when she graduates with a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling in May 2021.
Meet Zakiya Futrell ’21MED: ‘I Knew That I Wanted to Help Those in Need and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Has Provided Me With the Avenue to Do So’
Zakiya Futrell ’21MED wants to become an advocate for mental health, particularly for people who are Black, Indigenous and people of color and those from low-income backgrounds, so she enrolled in the NC State College of Education where she will graduate with a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling in May 2021.
Associate Teaching Professor Angie Smith Receives NC State’s 2020-21 Outstanding Teacher Award
When NC State College of Education Associate Teaching Professor Angie Smith, Ph.D., was a little girl, she always dreamed she would one day be an educator, but she ended up taking a roundabout route into the profession. Now, her efforts as an educator are recognized as a recipient of NC State’s 2020-21 Outstanding Teacher Award.
Faculty, Alumna in Counselor Education Program Honored with Awards from Chi Sigma Iota
Faculty and an alumna of the NC State College of Education’s Counselor Education program were recognized with two awards from the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International during their annual meeting in March 2021.
Ask the Expert: What Can I Do if I’m Struggling this Holiday Season? ‘Seeking Help is a Really Good Thing. I Want Everyone to Know That,’ Says Community Counseling, Education and Research Center Co-director Helen Lupton-Smith
The holiday season is a time of joy for many, but for others the holidays can bring on feelings of stress and anxiety, which may be exacerbated this year by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and divides related to the recent presidential election. CCERC co-director Helen Lupton-Smith offers advice and resources for those who may be struggling.
Assistant Professor Brean’A Monet Parker On Supporting LGTBQ Students of Color Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
ssistant Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education Brean’A Monet Parker, Ph.D., discusses ways to support minoritized students, what further research she would like to see in the field and why she is passionate about engaging in this work.
Back to School: Helping Children Cope with Change
Across the state and country, students and their parents are preparing for the return of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at NC State offered tips to help ease the transition for parents and caregivers.
Professor Sylvia Nassar Provides Recommendations for Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling as Guest Co-editor of Journal of Counseling and Development
Professor Sylvia Nassar’s experiences with discrimination as a child of immigrant parents was a contributing factor to her ultimate career as a counselor with a focus on multiculturalism and social justice. She recently expanded on that work as the guest co-editor of a special edition of the Journal of Counseling and Development.
Professor Sylvia Nassar Addresses Global Unemployment Issues Through Career Builders Toolkit Project
Over the course of 30 years working with issues related to career counseling, Professor Sylvia Nassar, Ph.D., realized that there were no uniform interventions to address the vast, worldwide problem of unemployment, particularly among younger populations. She has worked to address that issue through research that led to the development of the free Career Builders Toolkit.
Counseling and Counselor Education Doctoral Student Wesley Wade ‘23PHD Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff
Wesley Wade ‘23PHD has received the Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff for his ability to go above and beyond to support students in his role at the Career Development Center. He will continue to provide support to many as a counselor when he graduates with a Ph.D. from the College of Education’s Counseling and Counselor Education program.