PEMBROKE — An associate professor at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been named North Carolina School Counselor Association Educator of the Year.
Jeff Warren was presented the honor during the association’s annual conference, which took place Nov. 8 to 10 in Greensboro.
Receiving the award helps demonstrates the quality of the school counseling program, Warren said.
“It is also a testament of the support and mentoring I have received from UNCP School of Education Dean Dr. Alfred Bryant and Associate Dean Dr. Angela McDonald,” he said.
The honor represents Warren’s commitment to preparing school counselors to support students with academic, social, and career development.
“I am very fortunate to be a part of a group of colleagues here at UNCP that are supportive and encouraging of my efforts as a faculty member and school counselor educator,” he said.
Warren joined the UNCP faculty in 2011 and previously served as director of the Professional School Counseling Program. He is chairman of the Educational Leadership and Counseling department.
Warren also has 12 years of counseling experience as a school counselor, licensed professional counselor, clinical supervisor, school-based mental health counselor, and counselor educator.
His first book, “School Consultation for Student Success: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach,” is set to be released by Springer Publishing in December.
UNC Pembroke’s Professional School Counseling program was well represented during the conference through faculty and student presentations.
During the awards ceremony, UNCP student Jessica Oxendine was recognized for receiving the NCSCA graduate student scholarship.
Faculty and students ffrom UNCP conducted several breakout sessions and poster presentations. Faculty presentations were made by Gary Mauk, Shenika Jones, Jonathan Ricks, and Warren.
Professional school counseling students who made presentations during the Graduate Student Poster Session were: Margot de St. Aubin, Amber Sheppard, Mary Holt, Israel Harrington, Alysia DeJesus, Kristen Mayernik, Jeanal McDowell, Wendy Wong, Keith Parker, and Nicholas Watson.
Jeff Warren, holding award, associate professor at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was named the North Carolina School Counselor Association Educator of the Year.
Mark Locklear is a Public Communications specialist with University Communications & Marketing.