Dr. Emi Lenes, Alumni, Receives Grant to Internationalize Course

Emi Lenes, graduate of the counselor education doctoral program, received a development grant to internationalize her course, “Multicultural Mindfulness.”

Caleb Chambliss, master’s/Ed.S. Student, Selected as Tedx Talk Speaker

Caleb Chambliss giving a TEDx speech

Caleb Chambliss, master’s/Ed.S. student, was a recent Tedx Talk speaker. Tedx Talks are short talks that are focused on the local community and involve local speakers. Caleb’s presentation was titled: “Representation: The Purpose of Your Story.”

Annual Counselor Education Potluck

Annual Counselor Education Potluck

The counselor education annual potluck was held in November and it was a huge success. Thanks to Beta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota for planning this event.

Houseknect Receives Dissertation Research Grant

Alisa Houseknecht, doctoral student, received a research grant from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) to support her dissertation titled, “Motivation, Belonging, and Support: Examining Factors that Affect Persistence in Counselor Preparation Programs.”

Doctoral Students Receive Recognition From the International Center

Two international students, Huzeyfe Cakmakci and Debolina Ghosh, in the Counselor Education Doctoral Program were recognized by the UF International Center in receiving certificates of excellence. Huzeyfe is from Turkey and Debolina is from India. Dr. Sondra Smith serves as the chair and mentor for both students.

Geoffrion receives FACES Scholarship

Donielle Geoffrion is the recipient of the Florida Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES) Scholarship

Counselor Ed Students Present at ALGBTIC Conference in Portland, Oregon

Shaun Anderson (master’s/Ed.S. student) and Christina McGrath Fair (doctoral student) presented at the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Hannah Bayne Joins CE Faculty

Hannah Bayne headshot

Dr. Hannah Bayne is coming from the Northern Virginia area where she has held faculty positions at Virginia Tech and Loyola University Maryland. She is a licensed counselor in Virginia and works with mostly teenage and adult populations.

Dr. Katie Fields Joins CE Faculty

Katie Fields Headshot

Dr. Fields is a two-time graduate of our Counselor Ed program. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a soon-to-be Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a local private practice