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Congratulations Students (compiled October 2010)

An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments


Jamie Graceffo, doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology, was selected to serve on the University-wide Student Alcohol Advisory Committee, chaired by Damon Sims, Penn State’s vice president for student affairs. “Graceffo has extensive experience addressing student alcohol abuse at SUNY Brockport, and his expertise will benefit the work of this important committee,” noted Jeffrey A. Hayes, professor of counseling psychology.


Candace Head-Dylla, doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program, is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Case published in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. The award is given to the author of the most outstanding case published in the previous volume of the journal, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration. The article is titled “How can I learn with all this commotion?”


Lindsey Nichols, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision, received the National 2010–2011 Chi Sigma Iota Excellence in Counseling Research Grant Award. Her research proposal, titled Counselor Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Wellness Approaches, was recognized for its excellence and innovation. The grant will support her dissertation research. Nichols will be recognized at the 2011 American Counseling Association conference in New Orleans, to be held March 23–27. Nichols’s research surrounds the counseling professions’ endorsement of the wellness model and multicultural competencies that emphasize a holistic approach to helping that includes complementary and alternative therapies.


Katherine Reed, doctoral candidate in Educational Theory and Policy, has received a pre-doctoral grant in the amount of $20,000 from the American Educational Research Association. Her study, titled “New Destinations, New Destinies? Latinos’ College Attendance in New and Traditional Destinations,” examines the role of schools in immigrant students' adaptation across immigrant destinations throughout the United States and addresses the effects of this adaptation on postsecondary activities.