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Counselor Education Program

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. 

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. 

Jun 24, 2021

Sherika Lee ’21MED: A Story of Resilience

Sherika Lee is living out her dreams of becoming a counselor thanks to NC State’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, a heart for service and pure determination. 

Sarah Schuetz

Jun 17, 2021

Scholarship Support Helped Sarah Schuetz ’21MED Prepare for School Counseling Career Through Hands-on Experiences, Earn Her Master’s Degree

Sarah Schuetz ’21MED always enjoyed working with children and adolescents. But it was her experience as a member of Camp Kesem while an undergraduate that changed her life and her career journey. Wanting to incorporate psychology and counseling within a school setting, Schuetz enrolled in the school counseling program, where scholarship support helped her earn her master’s degree and prepared her to become a successful school counselor. 

Vanessa Barnes

Feb 2, 2021

Forbes: School Counselors Make A Difference Through Hand And Heart

Dean of Student Services at Millbrook Magnet High School and 2020 North Carolina School Counselor of the Year Vanessa Barnes shares how her school's counseling program collaborates with the NC State College of Education's counselor education program to help students overcome obstacles to meet promotion and graduation requirements. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Dec 2, 2019

iPad Minis, Mobile App Improve Efficiency of NC State’s Counselor Education Program

When the old model of supervising graduate students in the Counselor Education Program proved to be difficult, Assistant Professor Adria Shipp Dunbar developed a solution that resulted in a new app and iPad minis for students. 

A statue of a howling wolf

Apr 8, 2019

Professor Sylvia Nassar Wins National Professional Service Award from American Counseling Association

Dr. Sylvia Nassar, professor of counselor education at the NC State College of Education, has received the 2019 Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award from the American Counseling Association (ACA).… 

Mar 12, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jessica Mattie

Jessica Mattie picked NC State Education to pursue a degree in Counselor Education because of its counselor-first program curriculum. Read more. 

Thomas Conway

Nov 22, 2017

ECSU Chancellor Thomas Conway ’94 PHD Named Distinguished Alumnus

Before becoming Elizabeth City State University’s chancellor, Thomas Conway ’94 worked at NC State for 32 years, including serving as dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs and a visiting lecturer in the NC State College of Education’s counselor education program, where he earned his doctorate in 1994.