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COE-planned conference focuses on community college issues

The 58th annual Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) conference was held March 31 through April 2 in Plano. The conference was organized by Beverly Bower, a COE Counseling and Higher Education professor, executive director of CSCC and director of the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education at UNT, where CSCC's national office is housed. Sue Young, an administrative coordinator in Counseling and Higher Education, also helped organize the conference.

Students, community learn the ropes of Animal Assisted Therapy at COE workshop


By Mary Murphy

In 2000, COE Counseling and Higher Education Professor Cynthia Chandler incorporated Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) into the counseling program at UNT. It became the first accredited counseling program in the U.S. to offer training for students and community members to work with their pets in volunteer and professional settings.

Counseling’s Wilson named to national leadership position

Angie Wilson, assistant professor in the College of Education’s Counseling and Higher Education department, was recently named the 2016-17 secretary for the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC).

Students, faculty from COE Department of Counseling and Higher Education receive national awards

By Mary Murphy

The American Counseling Association recently announced its recipients for the annual ACA National Awards. This year, six out of 35 awards were presented to University of North Texas students and professors for their distinguished achievements.

UNT counseling doctoral candidate published in national magazine

By Mary Murphy

Bryan Stare, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education counseling program, has had an article published in Counseling Today's December issue.

Counseling Today is a publication of the American Counseling Association that reaches more than 56,000 counseling professionals nationwide. The magazine published Stare's article "Business Practices for the Beginning Counselor," which focuses on establishing private counseling practices. This is a concept that Stare said isn't well-explained in classes. 

Alumnus named superintendent of Sherman ISD

The Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees named David Hicks, area superintendent for Denton ISD, as its lone finalist for superintendent at its meeting called on Nov. 18. Hicks earned a master's degree in Educational Administration and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from UNT. He will replace Al Hambrick, who retired in August 2015.

COE alumna named Kilgore College's first female president

Brenda Kays, a 2001 alumna of the UNT College of Education's Higher Education doctoral program, was unanimously selected Kilgore College's ninth president by the college's Board of Trustees Nov. 23. Kays, who has served as president of Stanly Community College in North Carolina since 2011, is Kilgore's first female president.

Professor discusses near-death studies at international conference

Jan Holden, chair of UNT's Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, was a featured counseliJan Holden news storyng expert for a profile on near-death studies produced by an American-based Chinese television company. 

Accepting the invitation: the start of two Gates Millennium Scholars

Nydia Sánchez, Flor De La Garza, Amira SpikesFrom Left: Nydia Sánchez, Flor De La Garza, Amira Spikes

Accepting assistance for applications can uncover unexpected avenues; such is the case for Amira Spikes and Flor De La Garza, who will be beginning their college careers as Gates

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