Highlights from 2007-2008

Program highlights, through pictures!

2007 Picnic

2007 Picnic – Click here for more pictures

2007 Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

2007 Suicide Walk – Click here for more pictures

2007 All Ohio Counselor’s Conference & OSU Alumni Reception

2007 OSU Alumni Reception – click here for more pictures

2007 Student Presenters at the All Ohio Counselor’s Conference-click here for pictures

2007 Student Presenters at ACES National Conference – click here for pictures

2008 End of Year Banquet

2008 End of Year Banquet – click here for more pictures


Highlights from 2007-2008

2007-2008 Academic Year Accomplishments and Events

Congratulations to all our students and faculty!

OSU Chi Sigma Iota Events
Orientation Picnic
Suicide Prevention Walk
BW3′s Pre-Orientation party
Counselor Ed gear sale (2x)
Magazine Fundraiser
Coffee w/ a Prof Night (2)
Service – pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald house, food pantry donation
Carmen communication updates
Mentoring program
OSU vs. Michigan Party (“admission” was food pantry donations)
Going-away party for Dr. Wood
Stress Breaks/Social Outings
End of Year Reports to National Chapter
Professional Development Day/Mini-Conference
Graduation Banquet at Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe

Other Program Highlights

More than 15 OSU Counselor Education students participated in the annual Ohio Counseling Association Legislative Institute.

Doctoral student Sam Wolfe presented a workshop entitled €œThe sandwich generation: The emotional distress of being in the middle€? to an EAP in Dublin, Ohio on March 11, 2008. The workshop was broadcast to the business’s affiliates in California.

Doctoral students Mel Butler and Sibyl Cato were accepted into the highly competitive OSU Preparing Future Faculty program. Congratulations to both of these outstanding students!

Thank you to all of the students, alumni, and individuals from the community who participated in the annual Chi Sigma Iota Professional Development Day on Saturday, March 1st. It was a successful event, thanks to the hard work of the Chi Sigma Iota officers who worked so hard to organize the day.

Congratulations to six Counselor Education students who received funding from the Ann Sherry Foundation to pursue projects in Columbus Public Schools. The students are:

  • Marte Ostvik-White: Ruling Our eXperiences (girls empowerment group) $500
  • Lisa Newman: Busta Rhyme (student empowerment through slam poetry) $1990
  • Laura Begue: FISH (Freshman Intervention and Support for High School) $279
  • Jessica Reiber: Reading for Change (book club for teachers to promote celebration of diversity) $25 per teacher participant
  • Rachel Zufall: What Did You Learn in School Today? (parent group and student group to promote college and career planning) $1500
  • Karrie Mills: Buckeye Buddies: Reading Together, Growing Together (mentoring program between OSU students and elementary school students) $1900

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Granello, who received the George E. Hill Distinguished Alumni Award from the Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and the Ohio University Counselor Education program. The award was presented at the national ACES conference in October, 2007.

Congratulations to Dr. James L. Moore, III, who was named an Emerging Leader by Phi Delta Kappa International. He was one of 13 candidates worldwide to receive this honor. He received his award during the PDK Summit on Global Education in October, 2007.

Congratulations to two Counselor Education students who participated (and completed!) the Columbus Marathon! Maria Elliott ran the half marathon in 2 hours, 7 minutes. Emily Coen completed the full 26.2 miles. Click here for a picture of Emily as she crossed the finish line.

Congratulation to four school counseling students who were selected to receive a Franklin County Arlene Walker Youth Empowerment mini grant. Each proposal was written in collaboration with a student from the individual internship sites. Students and interns will be recognized at a luncheon on October 25th sponsored by the Prevention Council of Central Ohio. Recipients of these awards are:
Laura Begue for her proposal to provide academic, social and parenting programming support to pregnant and parenting teens; Carly Dennis for her proposal to establish a peer mentor program to assist new students with mid year school transition; Lisa Newman for her proposal to fund “Busta Ryme” a group for students to develop their writing skills and perform their work through “slam poetry”; Rachel Zufall for her proposal to fund “Speak Loud, Stand Proud” an open mike night for students to display their self expression through artwork, photography, rap, poetry and dance.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk to fight depression and suicide was a huge success. Thank you to 21 counselor education students and their friends and family who joined the Campus Suicide Prevention Team. By the day of the walk, counselor education had already raised $1745, which more pledges on the way.

Thanks to our students who volunteered with the Mental Health America of Franklin County Children’s Mental Health Conference, which was held on September 26, 2007. Volunteers were:

Nikol Bowen
Emily Clark
Emily Coen
Carly Dennis
Shannon Peltier

Thanks to our volunteers for the Mental Health Screenings at NBC-4 Expo in October. Mental Health America was able to screen 125 individuals over the two-day event, with the help of 27 volunteers – many of them students in the OSU Counselor Education program!

Congratulations to Ann Raffay, who completed a 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer on August 17-19.

ColumbusReads presented Dollie Curry, Physical Activity and Educational Services, with a 10th Year Anniversary Silver Plaque in recognition of her decade of service to the program to help Columbus Public Schools kindergartners learn to read.

OSU Counselor Education was once again well-represented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference. Student, faculty and alumni presentations are listed below:

presentations are listed below:

Wednesday, October 31st
10:00-5:30 Advancing your Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention Skills: Practical Information for Counselors Darcy Haag GranelloPaul Granello(faculty)
Thursday, November 1st
10:15-11:45 Supervision: Using Cognitive Complexity to Promote Professional Identity Colette DollarhideDarcy Haag Granello(faculty)
2€?15-3€?15 High School/Career Center Swap Shop Susan Boggs (alumna) (& others)
4:45-5:45 How to Build a Collaborative Counseling Network in Your Community: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Community Mapping Brenda GerhardtDemetra TaylorLaura CherryBeth Camp(doctoral students)
4:45-5:45 ROX! Ruling our eXperiences: An Empowerment Program for Urban Girls Lisa Hinkelman (faculty)Emily BertyCathleen JohnsonAmber DorchesterJason DurellMaria Ostvik-White(2nd year MA students)
4:45-5:45 Wired: Exploring Internet Gambling and Gaming Addictions Michael Lewis(alumnus)
Friday, November 2nd
8:30-9:30 Innovative Communication Techniques in Couples Counseling Barbara Mahaffey(doctoral student)
9:50-11:20 Suicide Gatekeeper Training Darcy Haag GranelloPaul Granello(faculty)
12:50-1:50 Keeping Men in Therapy: Innovative Approaches Samuel WolfeBarbara Mahaffey(doctoral students)
2:05-3:05 The Counselor’s Role in End-of-Life Ethical Decisions: Examining a Case Study in Ethical Decision-Making, Using the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics J. Yasmine (Mel) ButlerElizabeth Camp(doctoral students)
2:05-3:05 The ED-venture of Family Treatment, Learning and Changing David Dagg (doctoral student) (& others)
3:20-5:20 Interprofessional Collaboration in Urban Communities Lisa HinkelmanMike Casto(faculty)Elizabeth Camp(doctoral student