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COE faculty member aids in rare study on terrorism

In the early hours of April 2, 2015, terrorists in Kenya launched an attack on a university full of students. Hours later, 147 people, mostly from Garissa University College, were dead. Traumatic incidents of this type and survivor resiliency have been widely studied in the West.

UNT Counseling program ranked in top 10 by GraduatePrograms.com

By Raquel Talamantes

The UNT College of Education’s graduate counseling program has gathered a prestigious title, earning a top-10 nationwide ranking from GraduatePrograms.com.

GraduatePrograms.com uses methodology based on National Center for Education Statistics data and student reviews from the specific school or major. At least five students associated with the major must send in feedback about the program in order for the institution to be eligible for the Top Programs List.

Education doctoral student wins national dissertation fellowship

University of North Texas doctoral student Nydia Sánchez has won the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Sánchez was one of 35 winners out of a pool of nearly 400 applicants and is the first UNT student to win the award.

UNT's Priest Center selected for elite forum

The UNT Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education was one of 12 community college leadership programs selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in its Dialogue on Doctoral Programs held June 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

Higher Ed doctoral student wins prestigious fellowship

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.

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.

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