This page is meant to provide virtual reunion gatherings for our alumni. We envision the Department of Counselor Education as a community in which you are always welcome. Reconnect here with old friends and new colleagues.

What’s up in your world? Where are you working? What’s your latest work and life news? Send us an email, attach a photo, and stay in touch! When you write, let us know your program and year of graduation. Keep checking back to find out about your classmates!

Join the Counselor Education Alumni Listserv!

In response to many alums request to stay in touch with one another and have a virtual networking tool, we created an Alumni Listserv for Counselor Education alumni. To join, please email and include on the subject line and in the body of the message – subscribe cealumni-l firstname lastname – and be sure to enter your first and last name on the subject line and in the body of the email.

Online Giving to Counselor Education
  • Please consider supporting Counselor Education faculty and students in helping prepare tomorrow’s exemplary counseling professionals. Link to the University of Florida Foundation for online giving instructions. We are grateful for your generosity.

Kristen Martinez, M.Ed./ Ed.S., LMHCA, NCC wrote “Since graduating, my husband and I opened a private practice, Pacific NorthWell, in downtown Seattle. We are loving the West Coast!” Kristen can be reached at or through” (October 2014)

Josh Leblang Ed.S. wrote in with his big news…”I just got promoted to a faculty position in the dept of psychiatry — still doing trainings and consultations across the country on evidenced-based programs (particularly MST- Multisystemic Therapy)…also was married last year, and expecting a little baby boy next month (June).” He can be reached at (May 2008)

Tracey (Claybrooke) Friend – 93’ M.Ed. / Ed.S. provided us with an update. “Since graduation I have not practiced in the Counseling Field, however have applied my skills within Human Resources Consulting and Technology. Currently I am the VP of Solutions Architecture for Adecco’s Recruitment Outsourcing Division. This role allows me to travel and work with fabulous organizations. On a personal note, I am a single mom raising two wonderful kids Grey, 8 and Dana 5. My children and I currently reside in Dallas, Texas.” You can email Tracey at (January 2008)

Congratulations goes to Dr. Jose Villalba, for winning the 2007 UNCG Teaching Excellence Award for Untentured Faculty, something that is bestowed upon only one UNCG faculty member each year. Prior to that, Dr. Villalba had received the 2005-2006 School of Education Teaching Excellence Award at that institution.

Robert Edelman, Ed.S., LMHC

Lyn Goodwin, Ph.D.

James R. Porter, Ph.D.

Christine Murray, Ph.D.

Tovah Sands, Ph.D.