Mariana Perez ’13, an MS in Mental Health Counseling graduate, was named a 2018 Distinguished Healthcare Diversity Advocate by the Florida Diversity Council. The award recognizes individuals who have made a difference in the diversity and inclusion realm through their research or achievement and exemplify the ability to excel in the healthcare field. Perez is the clinical coordinator at the David Lawrence Center in Immokalee, Florida.
Lotes Nelson ’11, an MS in Mental Health Counseling graduate and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision student, was recently selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program. Nelson will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.
Heather Hislop ’13, an MS in Mental Health Counseling graduate, recently opened Phoenix Counseling Services in North Branch, Minn., to offer group therapy sessions to address anger management, domestic violence, and sex offender rehabilitation.
Keith Plouffe ’12, an MS in Psychology and MS in Mental Health Counseling graduate, published Annie’s Odyssey (Lauric Press, 2012), a novel that traces a protagonist’s journey to spiritual awakening and recovery.
Farrah Brown ’09, an MS in Mental Health Counseling graduate, was recently awarded the Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars fellowship, which will fund three years of doctoral studies in counseling psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Brown is also an active member of the American Psychological Association and a regular speaker at Howard University’s Women of Excellence Workshop.