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Julie Bologna M.Ed. '23
Julie Bologna M.Ed. '22 selected as 2021 Tillman Scholar

Julie Bologna, a master’s student in the military and veteran’s counseling program, has been selected by the Tillman Foundation as a 2021 Tillman Scholar. The prestigious scholarship, founded by the family of Pat Tillman, annually recognizes military service members, veterans and spouses who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to service, scholarship, humble leadership and impact.

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Church and University: united to support the success of students

For many Black families, the church not only provides a place of worship, but a place of belonging and a hub that connects them to the community through a wide range of support services. A new partnership with a local church is exploring how educators can collaborate with faith-based communities to better support the growth of Black students.

Natoya Haskins
Natoya Haskins named president-elect of ACES

Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education and director of diversity and inclusion at the School of Education, has been selected as the next president of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the premier professional organization dedicated to the training of counselors in the U.S.

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Holmes Scholars present research at the AACTE Conference

A group of Holmes Scholars from William & Mary were invited to present their independent research at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in topics on multicultural counseling and experiential learning in the time of COVID-19.

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Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic answers the increased need for mental health services during the pandemic

With its new name comes new changes for the Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic. Thanks to a $2 million gift in 2020 from Professor Emeritus S. Stuart Flanagan, William & Mary’s expanded counseling training clinic now encompasses the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, the New Leaf Clinic, and a new service called the Telehealth Team, making services more accessible than ever.

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W&M team leads evaluation of national drug prevention program

Associate professors of counseling, Patrick Mullen and Daniel Gutierrez, along with a team of School of Education graduate students, are serving as external evaluators for a new class-based drug intervention program called GPS for Success.

Natoya Haskins launches national affinity group for Black women in counselor education

Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education and director of diversity and inclusion for the School of Education, has focused much of her research on the lived experiences of Black women within counseling, as well as strategies to support the advancement of students and professionals in the field. This fall, she launched Metamorphosis, a national affinity group for Black women pursuing graduate degrees in counseling.

Hillary Reed
William & Mary students make an impact as NBCC Fellows

Two master’s students and one doctoral student from W&M are serving minority communities through their work in the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship program.

A guide to mindfulness for the person who is always busy

As a challenging semester comes to an end, we asked Natasha Townsend M.Ed. ‘21, a master’s student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, to share strategies to help individuals and families better cope with stress through mindfulness.

Pamela Harris
Pamela Harris joins W&M Counseling Faculty

Pamela Harris joins W&M as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Online Master's in Counseling program. Her research focuses on culturally responsive counselor preparation, in particular forming school-family partnerships with families of color, and college and career readiness of Black female students.

LoriAnn Stretch
LoriAnn Stretch joins W&M Counseling faculty

LoriAnn Stretch joins W&M as a Clinical Associate Professor and coordinator of the Online Counseling program. As a counselor and professor with over twenty-five years of experience, she specializes in experiential therapies, global counseling, trauma recovery and stabilization, telehealth, and supervision.

Jessica Martin
Jessica Martin joins W&M Counseling faculty

Jessica Martin joins W&M as a clinical assistant professor in the online counselor education program. Her research interests include post-secondary transition services for Black youth with disabilities and clinical interventions to support the outcomes of Black counseling clients.

Elizabeth Burgin
Elizabeth Burgin joins W&M Counseling faculty

Elizabeth Burgin joins W&M as an assistant professor in the Counselor Education program and program coordinator of the new Military and Veterans Counseling program. Her research interests include identifying culturally responsive and developmentally sensitive strategies for improving treatment efficacy and accessibility to mental health services.

Craig Cashwell
Craig Cashwell joins W&M Counseling faculty

Craig Cashwell joins W&M from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and will serve as a professor in the Counselor Education program and faculty coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. His research interests include the competent and ethical integration of religion and spirituality into counseling.

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Counseling programs help those in need, on and off campus

S. Stuart Flanagan, a professor emeritus who taught mathematics education at William & Mary for almost three decades, is continuing his family's legacy of helping others through a new $2 million gift to the School of Education.

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First cohort of online counseling students inducted into Chi Sigma Iota

Two students in the online counseling program share their experiences of meeting their classmates in person for the first time, being inducted into the professional honor society for counseling students, and what life as an online student looks like.