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Congratulations, Dr. Farmer!



Aug. 17, 2015 – 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.