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Nydia Sanchez, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education's Higher Education program, was recently awarded the National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to James Duban, UNT associate dean for research and national scholarships, Sanchez is the first UNT student to win a Spencer fellowship directly from the National Academy of Education.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan Holden, chair of UNT's Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, was a featured counseling expert for a profile on near-death studies produced by an American-based Chinese television company.