HAND MIDDLE SCHOOL guidance counselor Julie Moss and colleagues Donna Gibson and Crystal Wingate were published by The Journal of Counseling Research and Practice this summer. The article is entitled, “Understanding the Professional Identity of Practitioner-educators: The Lived Experiences of Counselor Educators Practicing Counseling.” The publication is designed to meet the needs of counselors across all specialty areas.
OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY Principal Sherry Cariens received the Joseph M. Bedenbaugh Administrator of the Year Award. The award, given annually by the Lexington One Educational Foundation, honors an administrator who exhibits outstanding leadership skills and compassion toward students, works well with staff, students and parents, and who considers the educational development of students a primary goal.
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U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ERIC R. BRUMBALOW has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of David and Shirley Brumbalow of Wagener.
KASEY A. WILSON has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Veleria Wilson of Columbia.
MALAY T. PIGFORD has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Marcella and Rodney Pigford of Columbia.
TIARA M. KNOTTS has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky. She is the daughter of Dianne Knotts of Hopkins.
THE GREATER COLUMBIA CHAPTER OF ALLEN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is honoring seven people Aug. 23 with its Valor Awards. Recipients include Ruth Black, the Rev. Norvel Goff Sr., the Rev. Gregory Grooms, Ila McFadden, Lonnie Randolph Jr., Sen. Vincent Sheheen, and Columbia city manager Teresa Wilson. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium at Allen University.