Congratulations, Dr. Farmer!
Congratulations to Laura Farmer, Assistant Professor in Counselor Education. Dr. Farmer was awarded the Service Award by the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. This national award is presented to one person annually for outstanding service to the LGBT community. Dr Farmer’s research covers aspects of mental health services and counselor competencies for the LGBT community. Dr. Farmer initiated a new division in the Virginia Counselor Association focusing on the LGBT population, and is leading the national ALGBTIC grant review committee. She also volunteers as a co-facilitator of a youth support group for LGBT teens in Roanoke.
Wendy Gentry got the 2015-16 Strohbehn Internship.
Instructional Design and Technology doctoral student Wendy Gentry has been selected by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology as the 2015-16 Strohbehn Intern, one of the most prestigious awards in the field. The Strohbehn Internship is awarded to a graduate student who displays exemplary leadership potential and dedication to AECT and the field.This award is a highly competitive opportunity for leadership development, as winners are actively involved in convention activities and governance meetings, as well as in mentoring programming throughout the year to learn about the various aspects and operations of the Association.For the past four years, Wendy has been involved in a variety of media production and outreach initiatives for AECT. Read more.
Dr. Katrise Perera, Congratulations on NASS award.
Dr. Katrise Perera, a doctoral graduate of the Educational Leadership program in the School of Education, was named 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). The annual award recognizes extraordinary leadership and accomplishments among school superintendents across the country. Selections are based on three primary criteria: outstanding achievement as a superintendent, demonstrated belief in continuous improvement, and commitment to collaboration in the profession. Read more.