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April 2014

Dr. Brandé Flamez, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, recently received the Kitty Cole Human Rights Award from the American Counseling Association (ACA) at its annual convention in Honolulu. The award honors an ACA member who has made significant contributions in one or more areas of the broad spectrum of human rights. Dr. Flamez spent the summer in Tanzania, Africa, where she collaborated with leaders in the community to execute several projects, including building a well and a secondary school for children with disabilities. She has also raised more than $25,000 to help schools, hospitals, orphanages, and dispensaries in the surrounding areas. She is currently working to build a library for a secondary school and provide a year’s supply of formula for an orphanage, and is collecting medical supplies to dispense in the country.

March 2014

Dr. Lyda Downs, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, and Dr. Laurie Bedford, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-presented the paper “Enhancing Faculty Performance Through Coaching: The Walden University Model” at the 43rd annual conference for the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Donna Sheperis, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-authored “Social Justice Through Early Intervention: Understanding Coping Skills and Mental Health Symptomology Among Pregnant Women in High Risk Areas” in the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice (Vol. 3).

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