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Professor Melissa Luke: Want to Better Support LGBTIQ+ Kids? Train and Invest In School Counselors

June is Pride Month in the US, a period to spotlight and support the LGBTIQ+ community. As these students and their caregivers navigate increasingly hostile environments, Professor Melissa Luke was asked what role can school counselors play in addressing health and safety concerns and the creation of inclusive environments?  Luke is Provost Faculty Fellow at Syracuse...
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Orange Holmes Scholars Participate in AACTE 2022 Annual Meeting

Six Orange Holmes Scholars participated in the 74th American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting. Billed as the premier educator preparation conference in the nation, the annual meeting took place in New Orleans across March 4 to 6, 2022. Joining Interim Dean Kelly Chandler-Olcott and Orange Holmes Scholars Advisor Professor Courtney Mauldin...
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Doctoral Candidate Derron Hilts Selected as Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Intern

Derron Hilts, a doctoral candidate in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling and Human Services, has been selected as the 2022-2023 Leadership Intern for Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), an international association of professional counselors with more than 400 chapters and 130,000 members worldwide. The CSI Leadership Fellowship and Internship program offers Chi Sigma Iota...
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Professor Melissa Luke Receives International Chi Sigma Iota Award

Melissa Luke, Provost Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University and Dean’s Professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling and Human Services (CHS), is the 2022 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) International Outstanding Service to Chapter Award. One of the largest associations of professional counselors, CSI has more than 400 chapters and 130,000...
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Melissa Luke to Represent University in ACC Academic Leaders Network

Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor in counseling and a provost faculty fellow, is one of five Syracuse University faculty members chosen to participate in the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Network, a program designed to facilitate networking across member institutions and foster collaboration among academic leaders. It also provides participants with leadership development programming,...
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Professional Organizations Bring Leadership and Mentorship Opportunities to SOE Students

School of Education students are encouraged to participate in professional organizations which can help them further engage in scholarship, make connections with colleagues and mentors and explore opportunities for career development. Meet two students who have served in leadership roles for their organizations’ local chapters: Maria Armas ’22, Kappa Delta Pi Fundraising Chair (2020-2021) The...
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Beth Ferri Named Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education

Beth Ferri, professor of inclusive education and disability studies, has been named associate dean for research in the School of Education. “Professor Ferri is an internationally and nationally respected scholar whose work is influential in inclusive education and disability studies. Her stellar research record, including securing external funding for research and doctoral training, makes her...
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Center on Disability and Inclusion Launches Program to Support Degree-seeking Autistic Students

Funded by a contribution from Karen Colapietro Seybold G’92, a pilot project in the Center on Disability and Inclusion will create research opportunities and direct support for matriculated autistic students at Syracuse University. Seybold graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Education in 1992 with a master’s degree in counselor education. She received financial assistance as...
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Counseling News: Luke and Zhu G’20 on podcast; CHS joins HRSA grant

New from the Department of Counseling and Human Services: Melissa Luke and Peitao Zhu G’20 appeared on the latest episode of Supervision Time. They spoke about “Cultural Humility in Counselor Education,” including their recent scholarly work interviewing counselor educators on the development of cultural humility. Cultural humility emphasizes both having an accurate view of self,...
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