Barnett Receives Fellowship in Counselor Education

March 2, 2015


Juanita Barnett
Juanita Barnett

Counselor Education doctoral student Juanita Barnett was recently awarded the NBCC Minority Fellowship award. This is a highly competitive fellowship which recognizes academic and leadership potential as well as potential to contribute in the student’s area of specialization.

Barnett is in her second semester at Auburn. She moved to the area from Miami with her husband, Dr. Cleon Barnett, who is a physics professor at Alabama State University in Montgomery.

“I have really loved everything about Auburn and the Counselor Education program,” Barnett said. “We enjoy excellent faculty support that encourages us to really grow as counselors. Auburn was my first choice coming out of my Master’s program so I am just grateful to be here.”

Barnett’s major professor is Dr. Jamie Carney. She hopes to be a counselor educator upon the completion of her doctorate.

“I am passionate about being a gatekeeper for our profession and ensuring that we have capable and committed counselors. I can’t imagine a better place to achieve that goal than Auburn.”

Story and Photo by George Littleton