NBCC Certification Exam Registration Deadline on January 4th
The NBCC certification examination is scheduled for April 12, 2014 on the Mississippi State University Campus. Applications are available in the Main Office of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology or from Dr. Katherine Dooley. All materials should be returned to Dr. Dooley no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2014. Applications should include a money order for $310 for master's level students or $315 for doctoral level students in counseling. No late applications will be accepted.
Jacob McAbee Receives Awards for MAHO Service and Presentation of the Year
Congratulations to Jacob McAbee, Counseling and Educational Psychology Master's student with a concentration in Student Affairs, for being awarded two honors at this year's Mississippi Association of Housing Officers (MAHO) Annual Conference. The Service Award recognized Jacob's leadership and contributions to MAHO and Mississippi State University. The Presentation of the Year was awarded to Jacob for his talk, "Floor Wars... Episode I: The Programming Initiative," an overview of a residence hall initiative he implemented in Hull Hall to increase student involvement. Owing to this honor, Jacob will travel to Louisville, Kentucky to present the program at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers Conference, February 18th-21st.
Counseling and Educational Psychology Alumnus, Dr. Jay S. Allen, Appointed President of Hopkinsville Community College in Kentucky
Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall announces the appointment of Jay S. Allen, Ph.D. as the next president of Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). Dr. Allen has served as vice president of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College system since 2011. He has 18 years of experience as a community college administrator. Dr. Allen is a community college graduate who earned an associate degree from Hinds Community College and went on to hold the position of Dean of Enrollment Services at his alma mater. He received his doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Mississippi, and both a master’s degree in counselor education and student development and a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Mississippi State University. He completed the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy and the Education Policy Fellowship Program through the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University.
Spring 2014 MSU LGBT Safe Zone Training
MSU Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology faculty member Dr. Deborah Jackson serves as the coordinator for the Safe Zone Advisory Board at Mississippi State University. The mission of the MSU Safe Zone Advisory Board is to promote a welcoming, supportive and safe community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) faculty, staff and students, as well as campus and community allies. The next MSU LGBT Safe Zone Training is scheduled for February 10, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Union Ballrooms. Students, faculty, and staff can register for this training by calling the MSU Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at 325-2033 beginning Jan 18-Feb 1. Participation certificates and CEU’s are awarded for attendance.
Next Chi Sigma Iota Meeting November 25th
Counseling students are encouraged to attend the next Chi Sigma Iota Meeting next Monday, November 25th at 5:15 p.m. in Allen Hall 510. We look forward to seeing you there!
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