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Guth Selected as IUP Distinguished University Professor for 2024–25 Academic Year

Lorraine J. Guth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor of counseling, has been selected as IUP’s 2024–25 Distinguished University Professor.

Onkst Receives PASSHE Scholarship

Stephanie Onkst was selected as one of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Foundation Scholarship recipients for the spring 2024 semester.

College of Education and Communications IMPACT Awards

Dr. Nice receives ACA Emerging Leader Award

Chi Sigma Iota Spring 2024 Inductions

Chi Sigma Iota held its initiation ceremony on Friday, April 5th!

Nice receives Outstanding Research for the College of Education and Communications

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Nice, who was awarded today as this year's Outstanding Researcher for the College of Education and Communications!

Counselors for Social Justice Conference

IUP’s Department of Counseling program, along with Counselors for Social Justice, hosted its second in-house Social Justice Conference at IUP Pittsburgh East! Dr. Deborah Duenyas was the keynote speaker.

Matt Nice Receives Outstanding Researcher Award

Nice receives award!

Chi Sigma Iota Induction

CSI Induction Ceremony

Pollard-Kosidowski Receives Presidential Award for Service

Brittany Pollard-Kosidowski received the Presidential Award for Service at this year's Association for Specialists in Group Work conference in Portland, OR.

Nice Receives CSI Fellowship

Professor Matthew Nice received the CSI’s Edwin L. Herr Fellowship for Excellence in Counseling Leadership and Scholarship. The Herr Fellowship includes funding to be used for research.

Fox Wins Outstanding Supervisor Award

Kelly Fox, a school counselor at Indiana County Technology Center, received the Department of Counseling's Claire J. Dandeneau Outstanding Supervisor award in 2023.

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.

Late Graduate from Johnstown Gifts $200,000 to Counseling Program in His Estate

The late Robert Flora, a 1978 graduate of IUP’s psychology clinical mental health counseling master’s program, left instructions revealed after his death to donate $200,000 from his estate to IUP for student scholarships.

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.