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Counselor Education

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. 

Photo of Derek Just

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. 

May 13, 2022

My Student Experience: Graduate Student Jessica Riddell Aims to Increase Support for First-Generation Graduate Students Through New Organization

The desire to help first-generation graduate students better navigate the college experience inspired graduate student Jessica Riddell to form the College of Education's First-Generation Graduation Student Organization. 

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 28, 2022

Scholarship Support Will Help Mara Melendez Baker ’23MED Achieve Goals of Making an Impact as a Counselor, Helping the Military Community

Scholarship support will help Mara Melendez Baker '23MED earn her Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Development and achieve her goal of giving back to the military community. 

David Stovall speaking at the Friday Institute during the 4th annual Don C. Locke Symposium

Apr 14, 2022

David Stovall at the 4th Annual Don C. Locke Symposium: ‘If We Do the Work, Then the People We Need Will Show Up’

David Stovall, a professor in the departments of Black Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, reminded educators to be unflinching in their work during his talk at the fourth annual Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium, hosted by the NC State College of Education on April 6. 

Norman Arthur Sprinthall

Apr 7, 2022

Remembering Former Counselor Education Department Head Norman Sprinthall

NC State College of Education Professor Emeritus Norman Arthur Sprinthall — a widely regarded expert in educational psychology who lived out his vision that “service is the essence of living” — passed away on March 8, 2022. Sprinthall is a former department head of counselor education who retired from the College of Education in 1995 after a 22-year career in higher education. 

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.