Onkst Wins 2023 PCA Outstanding Graduate Student Award

IUP counselor education doctoral student Stephanie Onkst won the 2023 Pennsylvania Counseling Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 2023 PCA annual conference in Harrisburg, PA.


Brown Receives College of Education and Communications Alumni Scholar Award

The College of Education and Communications congratulates Joel Brown on receiving the College's Alumni Scholar Award.

Nuwagaba-K Receives College of Education and Communications Student Research Award

The College of Education and Communications congratulates Racheal Nuwagaba-K on receiving the College's Student Research Award.


IUP Counseling Students Assume Roles on the Executive Board

Students from IUP's MA and PhD counseling programs have been named to the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Hecht Awarded IUP Graduate Student Research Grant

Congratulations to Carol Lynn Hecht, from CES Cohort 4 at Pittsburgh East, for her recent awarding of an IUP Graduate Student Research Grant. This grant will help fund Carol Lynn's dissertation research, titled "Experiences Providing End-of-Life Counseling: A Narrative Inquiry."

Nice Publishes Research Article in Journal of Counseling and Development

Matthew Nice, Department of Counseling, recently published a research article in the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association and the counseling profession. The article analyzes 31 years of wellness and well-being counseling research. 

DeShong Announced as Graduate Student Ambassador

Alexis DeShong was recently announced as a graduate student ambassador for the PSCA Graduate School Connections.

IUP Hosts 11th Annual CSI Conference

IUP's Iota Upsilon Pi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota hosted the eleventh annual CSI Pennsylvania Statewide Conference in the Kovalchick Complex on April 22, 2023. 

Outstanding Counseling Researchers Selected

Three Department of Counseling faculty members were recognized for outstanding research.


PhD Counseling Alumna Cosby Wins Impact Award

Jessica Cosby, PhD Counseling alumna, received the Impact Award from the IUP College of Education and Communications. She was recognized for outstanding achievement in her profession, engagement with IUP, and leadership.

Nice Wins 2023 AADA Outstanding Research Award

Matthew Nice was awarded the Association for Adult Development and Aging's 2023 Outstanding Research Award at the ACA conference in Toronto.


Counseling Department Presents Bivens With Outstanding Supervisor Award

The Department of Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently presented the Dr. Claire J. Dandeneau Outstanding Supervisor Award to Louise Bivens, a social worker at Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services.

Pollard-Kosidowski Wins Research and Ohana Awards

Brittany Pollard-Kosidowski won the IUP College of Education Research Award and the Counselors for Social Justice's Ohana Award.


Nice Named Counselor Educator of the Year for 2022–23

The Pennsylvania School Counselors Association has named Matthew Nice the School Counselor Educator of the Year for 2022–23.

West and Pollard-Kosidowski Publish on Career Counseling with Individuals Navigating Addiction

Sibyl West and Brittany Pollard-Kosidowski, Department of Counseling, published a book chapter in David Capuzzi's 4th edition of "Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications."