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spring conferences

North Carolina Counseling Association Conference - Durham, NC

CMHC students & faculty

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference - Berkely, CA

Dr. Karen Caldwell (right) with expressive arts faculty from Heather Thorp (Social Work), Marianne Adams (Theatre and Dance), and Katrina Plato (Art). Quote from Dr. Caldwell: "Our session was titled Standing to: The R/Evolution of Rest/Oration. Participants were invited to create a group poem starting with introductions using the phrase, "I am from. . . " After a time of body centered meditation, participants then added another phrase, using the same prompt. We had a good time and received quite a bit of gratitude from participants related to the opportunity to take a rest break and slow down during the session.

NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ardoin and colleagues

National Council on Family Relations Conference, San Diego, CA.

From left to right: Francesca Otero-Vargas, Dr. Kristen Benson, and Kathleen Smith.

North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Cary, NC

From left to right: MFT students Cater Davis, A'Lyric Miles, and Kenzie Miles.

2019 NCAA/ Women Leaders in College Sports Women's Leadership Symposium, Kansas City, MO

Editor's Note: Waiting on some pictures from Kalianne Burleson (conference on April 24-26)

"Straddling Class in the Academy" Book Pre-Release

By Dr. Ardoin (!) & becky martinez

26 stories of students, administrators, and faculty from poor and working class backgrounds and their compelling lessons for higher education policy and practice

Left: Dr. Ardoin and colleagues at the pre-release of her book at the NASPA conference

Ardoin, S. & martinez, b. (2019). Straddling class in the academy: 26 stories of students, administrators, and faculty from poor and working class backgrounds and their compelling lessons for higher education policy and practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Student organization updates

Chi Sigma Iota Awards

On March 22nd the Alpha Sigma Upsilon chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society inducted 16 new members into the chapter. The chapter also had its inaugural award ceremony.

The new executive board for our chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (from far left)

Social Event Chair: Eliza Dutcher

University Liason: Damaris Bates

Secretary: Jamie Belsey

Secretary: Jamie Belsey

Vice President: Robyn Honer

President: Kirsten Cole

Treasurer: Christine Faircloth (not pictured)

Student Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Members of SAMFT participated in the Tom Moore 5k for the Huntington's Disease Society of America and participated with Personal Care Product Drive with W.A.M.Y. Community Action, INC in their fight against poverty and aiming to make families self-sufficient.

Congratulations to SAMFT for receiving the Outstanding Educational Program Award through the Student Organization Leadership Awards!!

SAMFT won the Outstanding Educational Program Award AND was nominated for the Membership Development Award. Pictured left to right: Co-presidents Francesca Otero-Vargas and Debby Vargas with advisor Dr. Kristen Benson.

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

DR. ARDOIN, ACPA Emerging Scholars Award

The Emerging Scholars Program supports, encourages, and honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interests, and strategic goals of ACPA. Being named an ACPA Emerging Scholar is one of the most prestigious recognitions for early career scholars in the field. Dr. Ardoin is being recognized for her contributions to scholarship, teaching, and service. She has published two single-authored books in four years and has a co-authored book set for an April 2019 release. Additionally, she has authored multiple book chapters and journal articles, presented over 120 refereed conference presentations, and has had her work featured in media outlets such as NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The Hechinger Report. Ardoin is also an award-winning teacher and a consistent volunteer with numerous national organizations.

DR. ARDOIN, ACPA Foundation Research Grant

The ACPA Foundation is the fundraising organization for ACPA–College Student Educators International. The Foundation seeks philanthropic support for ACPA initiatives involving research and scholarship, professional development, and leadership programs for student affairs professionals in higher education. Each year, the Foundation awards $10,000 in response to research proposals that enhance the student affairs profession and disseminate knowledge about college students. Dr. Ardoin and her colleagues, Dr. Becky Crandall from Ohio State and Dr. Jeremiah Shinn from Boise State, received a $1000 grant for their research project on SSAO Perspectives on Professional Preparation in Student Affairs and Higher Education.

DR. PURGASON, Outstanding Article Award from the Chi Sigma Iota Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy (JCLA)

Dr. Lucy Purgason and colleague Dr. Janee' Avent Harris accepting the Outstanding Article Award for the CSI journal. (Co-author Dr. Jessica Lloyd Hazlett not pictured)

She and her co-authors — Dr. Janeé R. Avent Harris, assistant professor in the College of Education at East Carolina University; and Dr. Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio — have been recognized for their article “Mentoring Counselor Education Students: A Delphi Study with Leaders in the Field,” which was published in April 2018 in JCLA (Volume 5, Issue 2).

Dr. Purgason and co-authors — Dr. Janeé R. Avent Harris, assistant professor in the College of Education at East Carolina University; and Dr. Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio — have been recognized for their article “Mentoring Counselor Education Students: A Delphi Study with Leaders in the Field,” which was published in April 2018 in JCLA (Volume 5, Issue 2).

The award, honors the authors of an exemplary article published in JCLA during the past year as selected by the journal’s editorial board.

DR. ARDOIN: 2019 Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community Outstanding Service to NASPA Award

The award is given annually by NASPA’s Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community (SCIHE KC) and recognizes a professional within the field for their outstanding dedication to NASPA and/or to the Knowledge Community. Dr. Ardoin is being recognized for her specific contributions in co-creating the KC’s Professionals from the Poor and Working Class group within the committee and serving as its co-coordinator for four years and her current role as the KC’s Co-Coordinator for Research. She also serves the broader NASPA organization as an advocacy group member for the Center for First-generation Student Success, a consistent regional and national conference presenter, and an editorial board member for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, one of the organization’s academic journals.

KIRSTEN COLE, 2019: Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

First-year CMHC student was selected for the NBCC minority fellowship for addictions counselors and will receive a financial award toward her education at Appalachian State University & pledge to serve substance use disorder services to minority populations following the completion of her degree at App State.

University scholarships

JESSICA BOYLES, Jones-Dotson Scholarship for Human Development & CASSIDY GREENE, Glenda T. Hubbard Scholarship for Counselor Education

Second-year PSC students attended the RCOE Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday April 5, 2019. Pictured from left to right are Jessica Boyles, recipient of the Jones-Dotson Scholarship for Human Development, and Cassidy Greene, recipient of the Glenda T. Hubbard Scholarship for Counselor Education.

DAMARIS BATES, CMHC

Damaris received a scholarship on behalf of Appalachian State Student Affairs program as a part of being selected for the diversity graduate assistantship which works close with the university counseling center.

KENZIE MIZELL, MFT

Glenda Hubbard Graduate Scholarship

REECE WELLS, CMHC

Jones Dotson Scholarship

IAN GAUL, PSC

Legacy of a Lifetime Scholarship

LANIE ANDERSON, CMHC

Fielding Yancey and Kathleen Coggins Yancey Scholarship

ANDREA BUENO-GROVER, CMHC

Fielding Yancey and Kathleen Coggins Yancey Scholarship

Recipients of 2019 Chi Sigma Iota Awards

Dr. Glenda Johnson Multicultural Advocacy award- Josh Carrico, Dr. Sally Atkins Innovation award- Kimber Gada, Dr. Geri Miller Social Action award- Kelly O'Connor, Dr. Lee Baruth Leadership award- Calvin Craig,

Read below for an Interview with Josh Carrico of CSI regarding an event he organized in which Dr. Purgason and Dr. Hammonds answered the question "What words would you want to share with your students if this was your last lecture?"

How did you come up with the idea for this event?

I was trying to think of an event that would gauge students' interest and also be beneficial to their development. I came up with the idea from a similar event that was held at my undergraduate program at Western Carolina where every year one professor was voted by students to do a "last lecture" and that made me think "why stop at one?".

What was the experience like? Were there any surprises or funny moments?

It was certainly a challenge to try and find a day and time that aligned with everyone's schedules. You never realize how busy our professors are until you try to get them all together at once, so I definitely appreciated them taking the time to do this. A funny moment I'd have to say was when I asked for a volunteer to hang out with Dr Purgason's son during her lecture time. I think I had just as many people interested in that as the presentation!

What were the professor's reactions?

The typical email response when I initially mentioned the presentation was along the lines of "I'm interested" so I would say professional enthusiasm. Dr Purgason was excited to see Dr Hammonds prerecorded presentation and joined in on the reflection discussion afterward so that was great to see that even the professors were learning from it. The professors who were not able to attend also asked to be kept in the loop if the event happens again next year so that they can try and present then. So I think it's great that this has the possibility of being an annual thing now.

Faculty, Staff, & Student Publications

Ardoin, S. & martinez, b. (2019). Straddling class in the academy: 26 stories of students, administrators, and faculty from poor and working class backgrounds and their compelling lessons for higher education policy and practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Ardoin, S. (2019). Social class influences on student learning. In P. Magolda, M. B. Baxter Magola, & R. Carducci (Eds.), Contested issues in troubled times: Student affairs dialogues about equity, civility, and safety. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Benson, K. E.,*Westerfield, E.M, & van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (2018). Transgender People’s Reflections on Identity, Faith, and Christian Faith Communities in the U.S. Journal of Sex and Relationship Therapy. doi: 10.1080/14681994.2018.1472375

Benson, K. E.. (in press). Saliha Bava. In Lebow, J.; Chambers, A.; & Breunlin, D.C. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York, NY: Springer.

McGeorge, C., Walsdorf, A., Edwards, L., Benson, K. E., & *Coburn, K. Sexual orientation and gender identity. In Wampler, K.S., Miller, R.B., & Blow, A.J. (Eds.) (in press). Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. John Wiley & Sons.

Carrico, J. (2019, Spring). LGBTQ+ Competency Strategies for School Counselors. Carolina Counselor

Gambrel, L. E., Burge, A., Sude, M. (2019). Creativity, acceptance, and the pause: A case example of mindfulness and art in therapy with an adolescent. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Sheedy, A., & Gambrel, L. E. (2019). Coparenting negotiation during the transition to parenthood: A qualitative study of couples’ experiences as new parents. The American Journal of Family Therapy. doi:10.1080/01926187.2019.1586593

Firestone, J., Cardaciotto, L., Goldbacher, E., Vergnig, P., & Gambrel, L. E. (2019). A web-based self-guided program to promote valued-living in college students: A pilot study. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2019.01.004

Hammonds, D. S., Jordan, N. & Smith, J. (in-press). Clinical mediation: Expanding the role of counselor. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Hammonds, D. S. & Kempton, J. M. (2018, Fall). Advocating for use of cinematherapy for childhood trauma and displacement. Carolina Counselor.

Hammonds, D. S. & Schwarze, M. J. (in-press). Toward oral assessment in counselor education: Practice-based measurement of competence. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Purgason, L. & Honer, R. (2018, Fall). Transformative Reading: Implementing a Culturally Engaged Book Study in Counselor Education. Carolina Counselor.

Mosser, J., Schwarze, M. J., Sullivan, O., Corley, J., Anderson, B., & Rock, M (2019). Use of narrative therapy with midlife clients in career transition. The North Carolina Counseling Journal, 14(1), 24-32.

Faculty, Staff, & Student Presentations

Ardoin, S., Brown-Henderson, L. A., Collins, K., Guardia, J., & Pina, J. (2019). #SAPro to published: Finding the outlets, time, and first steps to publication as a scholar-practitioner, without having to be on the faculty-track. Presented at the NASPA National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Ardoin, S., Crandall, R., & Shinn, J. (2019). SSAO perspectives on professional preparation programs: Successes, shortfalls, & an opportunity for self-assessment. Presented at the NASPA National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Ardoin, S., Shelton, L. J., Covarrubias, A., & Davis, T. J. (2019). The Hype vs. The Realities of Non-Tenure Track Faculty Experiences in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Presented at the NASPA National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Nguyen, D., Ardoin, S., & Lee-Anderson, B. (2019). Understandings of class and classism among student affairs professionals. Presented at the NASPA National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Rice, A. & Ardoin, S. (2019). First step to first-gen success: Know your students. To be presented at the NASPA National Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Crandall, R., Ardoin, S., & Shinn, J. (2019). SSAOs on professional preparation programs: Insights for equipping early-career professionals. Presented at the ACPA National Convention, Boston, MA.

Ardoin, S. & martinez, b. (2019). Straddling class in the academy: Stories & implications for practice. To be presented at the ACPA National Convention, Boston, MA.

Ardoin, S. (2019). Social class in the fraternal experience: Recognizing & reducing barriers for access and belonging. Presented at AFLV Central, Indianapolis, IN.

Ardoin, S., Shelton, L. J., & Porter, C. (2019). Non-tenure track faculty experiences: The hype vs. the realities. Presented at the ACPA National Convention, Boston, MA.

Benson, K. E. (forthcoming May 14, 2019). Social Justice Scholarship. Invited presentation to the Human Development and Family Science Ph.D. Program, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Benson, K. E.; Otero-Vargas, F.; Smith, K; & van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (2018). Gender Identity Discourse in the Wake of North Carolina HB2. National Council on Family Relations. San Diego, CA.

McGeorge, C.; Benson, K.E.; & Coburn, K. (2018). Helping Parents of LGBTQ Youth: Affirming and Inclusive Practices. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Louisville, KY.

Cook, H. (2019). Bridging the Gap Between Technology and the Outdoors. Presented at the Association for Experiential Education Southeast Regional Conference. Cleveland, SC.

Hammonds, D. S. & Schwarze, M. J. (2019, February). Oral assessment in counselor education: Practice-based measurement of competence. Talk presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association, Annual State Conference. Durham, NC.

Hammonds, D. S. & Jones, S. J. (2019, February). Don’t forget about us: Contextual demonstration of conceptualization skills in school counseling examples. Talk presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association, Annual State Conference. Durham, NC.

Hasty, L. (2019). Career Exploration Strategies for Staff Development and Preparing Student Leaders for Life after Graduation. Presented at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers Conference. Jacksonville, FL.

Lancaster, J. (2019, March). Reaffirming Community and Ethical Practice in a Time of Tradition. Talk presented at the International Center for Academic Integrity Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Welcome Dr. Milsom!

The new chair of the HPC department will be Dr. Milsom who comes to us from Clemson University. We are excited to welcome her to our department and get to know her in the coming years.

Thank you to Dr. Karen Caldwell and Dr. Cathy Clark, who both served as interim department chairs while the search for a new chair was in process.

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