Program Accomplishments


  • At the Fall All Ohio Counselor’s Conference (AOCC), Dr. Cynthia Osborn was awarded the 2021 Ohio Counselor’s Association Outstanding Mentor Award.
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  • Nationally accredited master’s and doctoral programs by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the national accrediting body representing standards of excellence in the counseling profession.
  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling has approved curriculum from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.
  • The School Counseling program has approved curriculum from the Ohio Department of Education.
  • The program utilizes an in-house counseling center (The Counseling Center) for training purposes. The Counseling Center is considered one of the largest counseling centers in the nation.
  • 2019 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Innovative Program Award
  • Dr. Mykal Leslie (Rehabilitation Counseling) will serve as principal investigator for two sub-contracts from Virginia Commonwealth University and funded by the United State Department of Health and Human Services {National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research}:
    • "Cognitive Support Technology for Postsecondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial at the Intervention Efficacy Stage of Research," 5 years, $750,000) 
    • "Cognitive Support Technology for Postsecondary Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Randomized Clinical Trial at the Intervention Efficacy Stage of Research," 5 years, $630,000)
  • Dr. Lynne Guillot-Miller was recognized as the “Counselor Educator of the Year” by the Ohio School Counselor Association, 2019.
  • Dr. Cassie Storlie was awarded the “Research and Writing Award” from the Ohio Counseling Association, 2019.
  • Dr. Cassie Storlie was recognized as College of EHHS Distinguished Faculty Researcher, 2019.
  • Dr. Marty Jencius has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) grants for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 (totaling $410,000).  He is co-PI on both of those grants. The TEA grant is bringing 22 teachers here from mainly Eastern Europe / Southwestern Asia countries for an intensive educational immersion on digital media and "fake news”. Dr. Jencius is coordinating some of the adjustment experiences and teaching the technology portion of their class. Dr. Paul Haridakis (Communication Studies) is teaching a Propaganda in the Media class. Kent State University is the only institution to have received the Fulbright TEA grant.  
  • Dr. Steve Rainey (Counselor Education and Supervision) has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Kent State University’s Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA)