2018 scholarship in honor of George Spinelli was recently
awarded by the College of Education and Communications. The Spinelli Scholarship recipients are Rachel Appleman, a student in
the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and Kristina Grimm, a
student in the School Counseling program.
Appleman has earned both an
in dietetics and a master’s degree in food and nutrition from IUP. Grimm received her BS degree in psychology from Penn State.
Spinelli served as the first chair of the Department of Counseling and retired in 1983. He was known as a genuine, caring,
and compassionate counselor and counselor educator. His
leadership efforts in that role were widely recognized, and
he dedicated much of his life and career to the counseling profession
and the training of counseling practitioners.