Dwayne White HeadshotDwayne White, a second-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education program in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling (SERC), was recently awarded with the Doctoral Graduate Student Award from Chapter VII of the Alabama Counseling Association. White also won recent national recognition, including the National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Graduate Fellowship, along with the National Association of Humanistic Counseling (ACA Division) Emerging Leader Award.

A Holmes Scholar, White has been highly engaged in community mental health counseling and advocacy. He is vice president of the Auburn University Black Graduate and Professional Student Association. In addition to his engagement in research and scholarship, White is also secretary of the Alabama Association of Multicultural Counseling.

Emily Williams HeadshotKatie Barrington

In addition to White, two other SERC students were recognized by the ACA. They include Emily Williams (Clinical Mental Health Counseling; above left) and Katie Barrington (School Counseling; above right). Both were named Outstanding Graduate Students by the chapter.

Congratulations to all for work well done.