CED Students Collect Array of Accolades and Grants

Posted on November 15, 2022

Aerial shot of the Curry Building on UNCG's campus

Numerous students in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) have recently received awards, research grants, or other recognition for the work they are doing and the impact that it will have on the counseling field and local community.

Current doctoral student Kervins Clement was recently profiled in the National Board for Certified Counselors newsletter. The profile focused on Clement’s work with love and sex addictions.

J Angel Dianna and Yu Pan, both second-year doctoral students, were the recipients of Southern Association for Counselor Education Supervision (SACES) Diversity Scholarships. This initiative is designed to support individuals who wish to attend the SACES conference to access professional development opportunities.

Jasmine Garland McKinney received two research grants to support her study of Pregnancy and Childbirth as “Uphill Battles” for Black Women: The Initial Validation of the Prepartum Form for Evaluating Race Related Psychological Stressors (PP-FERRPS). She was one of 10 graduate students to earn a $3,000 research grant from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She also received a 2022 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research and Best Practice Grant.

Nicole Silverio and Megan Whitbeck, both third-year doctoral students, each received a 2022 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research and Best Practice Grant. Silverio was awarded her grant for her dissertation study entitled The Relational Experiences of Latinx Immigrant Couples: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. She was also selected as an Emerging Leader by SACES. Whitbeck earned her grant for her dissertation study, Development and Validation of the Counseling Empathy Fatigue Scale. She is currently serving as an Emerging Leader for the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling.

First-year master’s student Zoe Stuckey was honored with the United States Congressional Award Gold Medal for completing voluntary public service to better the community, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration of a new environment or culture. She devoted numerous volunteer hours to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Hematology and Oncology Center.

Finally, second-year master’s student Kyley Underhill placed third for graduate student posters at the North Carolina Counseling Association Conference for their presentation entitled Y’all Means All: Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Students in the South.