The 2021 College of Education and
Communications IMPACT Award for the Department of Counseling will be presented
to 2014 graduate Stacie L. Huber, MA. This
award honors alumni for their outstanding achievement in their profession,
their engagement with IUP, or their leadership in their discipline or
community. Huber receives this award
because of her lifelong commitment to providing exceptional mental health
services to Indiana and the surrounding community.
Huber holds three IUP degrees that
include an MA in clinical mental health counseling, an MA in criminology, and a BA in
criminology. She is a licensed professional counselor and national certified
counselor. For a decade, she provided services at the Community Guidance Center
that included being the chief operations officer, director of the
Child/Adolescent/Adult Partial Mental Health programs, director of the Family
Based Mental Health Services, and a strength based therapist. She has also
consistently provided outstanding supervision to IUP Department of Counseling
students during their clinical placements. Her extensive professional
experience enhances her student supervision.
Prior to her employment at the
CGC, she worked in a variety of counseling and supervisory positions that
included being a therapeutic family care program director, training consultant,
and youth counselor. She has been instrumental in creating innovative programs
that meet community needs and has collaborated with key stakeholders.
Currently, she is a mobile
professional care manager with UPMC Health Plan. Huber currently volunteers as
a mental health liaison for forensic interviews at the Child Advocacy Center,
and is a member of the Suicide Task Force of Indiana County and a member of the Indiana
County Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team.
Huber was previously was
honored with the 2018 Rural Health Hero of the Year Award and the 2015 Making a
Difference Award. In all her work, she demonstrates empathy, genuineness, and
acceptance. She has made a positive impact on countless counseling students,
clients, and supervisees over the years. The Department of Counseling faculty
members are proud of Stacie Huber’s accomplishments and congratulate her for
receiving this honor.