Erica Byrnes, Counselor Education Doctoral Student, receives national and university advising awards

Erica Byrnes, Counselor Education Doctoral Student and the Associate Director for Academic Advising & Career Coaching at the Heavener School of Business, was awarded the Outstanding Advising Award—Academic Advising Administrator from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She was also named the University of Florida Advisor of the Year.

ACA 2012 Conference in San Francisco

The American Counseling Association 2012 Conference was held in San Francisco. It was attended by UF students and faculty. Attendees presented and attended educational sessions and participated in a variety of other activities, including the opening night celebration.  

Essay Competition Winner

It was announced on Monday, December 5th that Liz Zatz was the winner of the Advocacy/Social Justice Essay Competition. Liz’s award winning essay focused on disaster outreach as a way for students to acquire advocacy and social justice skills. She will be headed to San Francisco in March 2012 to attend the ACA annual convention […]

Doctoral Candidate Receives International Student Award

Dadria R. Lewis, a doctoral candidate and Jamaican citizen, was awarded the Outstanding International Student Award. As a college-level awardee, she was honored at the 17th annual Outstanding International Student Awards Ceremony that was held in the Smathers Library on November 17, 2011. For international students; criteria for this award typically typically include: a minimum […]

Florida Counseling Association Conference 2011

Several UF Counselor Education students attended the FCA conference. While there, they participated in several activities.  

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2011 Conference

Several of our doctoral students presented at the ACES conference in Nashville, TN. Additionally, we also ran into alumni who presented as well. All of our students are to be commended for their hard work and high quality presentations. Kudos to the faculty mentors!!!

Fall 2011 Alumni Workshop

Katie Fields is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Education, Counselor Education program. Immediately following graduation, Katie secured a job as a Crime Prevention Analyst for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. In this position, Katie partnered with a grassroots organization, known as SWAG, the Southwest Advocacy Group, to advocate for resources in […]

Alumni in the Field

While in the DC area for the American Counseling Association’s Governing Council meeting, Dr. West-Olatunji had an opportunity to catch up with one of our alumni, Sharilyn Wiskup. Sharilyn is most remembered for her parting comments at the graduation ceremony: “A ship in harbor is safe but that’s not what ships are for.” I captured […]

UF College of Education Poster Session Symposium

Counselor education students and faculty participated in the College of Education Symposium.    

MHC Fall 2011 Pot Luck Supper

  On Monday, October 10th, 2011, the Mental Health Counseling program track held a pot luck supper for program students and faculty. This was an opportune time for students to get acquainted and re-acquainted with each also. This event also provided students to mingle with faculty in a relaxed atmosphere with good food, toe tapping […]