Alumna Awarded Counseling Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates

Melanie Varney (MAE ’14 & EDS ’14, Mental Health Counseling) was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program by The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors.  As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Varney will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.

Melanie Varney received her Master’s and Specialist degree, both in Mental Health Counseling, in 2014 from the University of Florida.  During her time at UF, Melanie received the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling’s (AARC) 2013 Master’s Exemplary Research and Practice Award.  Currently, Varney is a doctoral student in the counselor education and practice program at Georgia State University in Atlanta.  Her research areas include social privilege and oppression, the experiences of students of color in counseling programs, systemic racism, the long-term effects of racism, and intersectionality.

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