Honors Day recipient

Counseling and Psychological Services Awards

Chet W. Harris Scholarship

Presented to doctoral students in recognition of teaching, mentoring and modeling with care and compassion. The recipient will receive an $800 scholarship.

Rachel Esch

JoAnna F. White Play Th­erapy Scholarship

Presented to a graduate student in good standing in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services who is dedicated to the study and clinical practice of play therapy. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Ashley Tolleson

Karen Lopp Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of a commitment to multicultural issues and social injustice through advocacy and service. The recipient will receive a $500 scholarship.

Sarah Kiperman

Kenneth and Mary Matheny Scholarship

In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in counseling and psychological services. The recipients received $3,500 and $4,500 scholarships, respectively.

Sara Karaga
Michael Massengale

Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

Presented to a doctoral student in recognition of academic performance, service to the department and professional promise.

Christen Peeper McDonald

Outstanding Mental Health Counseling Student Award

Presented to master’s students in the Mental Health Counseling program in recognition of leadership, service, advocacy, scholarship and mentorship.

Theresa Dec

Outstanding Rehabilitation Counseling Student Award

Presented to a master’s student in the Rehabilitation Counseling program in recognition of a strong commitment to the profession and advocating for people with disabilities.

Mackenzie Suttles

Outstanding School Counseling Student Award

Presented to a master’s student in the School Counseling program in recognition of initiative, leadership, advocacy and service to the school counseling profession and program.

Thomas Delain

Outstanding School Psychology Student Award

Presented to a master’s student in the School Psychology program in recognition of initiative, leadership, advocacy and service to the school psychology profession and program.

Kate Leavitt

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

Presented to doctoral students in recognition of outstanding scholarship.

Cori Wixson
Dissertation Title: The Effectiveness of Child-Centered Play Therapy on the Challenging Behaviors of Early Elementary School Students