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Counselor Education awarded Diversity Grant

Education News - April 15, 2014 - 5:35pm
The Counselor Education Department was recently awarded a PSU President’s Diversity Grant to work with minorities and underrepresented students in the campus community. The grant will enable the department to engage in two outreach activities—providing additional counseling groups, and the … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus Paul Coakley named to Centennial administration

Education News - April 4, 2014 - 8:37am
Centennial School district has selected Dr. Paul Coakley, MEd ’01, EdD ’13, as the new assistant superintendent/director of human resources for the district. He has demonstrated his loyalty to Portland State University by enrolling in multiple programs including: doctorate, master’s, initial … Continue reading →

GSE student-directed video recognized nationally

Education News - March 27, 2014 - 12:02pm
Dr. Kathryn van Asselt’s school counseling students are celebrating. They are recent winners in the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) national advocacy week video competition. Their video Why is CACREP Important?, produced by students Nick … Continue reading →

GSE community mourns the loss of Richard J. Sonnen, former department chair

Education News - March 21, 2014 - 4:25pm
The GSE is saddened to learn of the passing of former colleague and special educator, Dick Sonnen, who passed away in February 2014. Dr. Sonnen was hired as the chair of the PSU Special and Counselor Education Department in 1978, … Continue reading →

PSU Length of Service Awards 2014

Education News - March 19, 2014 - 11:27am
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, PSU honored faculty and staff who have reached a length of service milestone in 2013. PSU employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and remarkably, 45 years of service to the university. Congratulations … Continue reading →

Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators

Education News - February 13, 2014 - 12:06pm
Roger and Jan Capps are devoted to Portland State. Roger has been an active member of the Alumni Advocates Group, and has made many trips to Salem and Washington, D.C., advocating for PSU. He also served on the Alumni Board for … Continue reading →

Alumni Profile: Donna M. Roy

Education News - February 12, 2014 - 11:11am
Donna Roy, MA, Clinical Director of M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic, is a pioneer of unorthodox counseling methodology. Donna’s career began in nonprofit management and ESL/cross-cultural training before she jumped into the personal change field via a somewhat circuitous route. After recognizing … Continue reading →

New scholarship assists rehabilitation counseling students

Education News - January 31, 2014 - 8:43am
A new scholarship has been established for counselor education students. The Hanoch Livneh Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship is intended for graduate students in their second year of study in the clinical rehabilitation track of the counseling master’s program. The scholarship, which … Continue reading →

GSE’s Deborah Peterson receives OALA award

Education News - January 27, 2014 - 5:02pm
Professor Deborah Peterson, has received the 2014 Tom Ruhl Award from the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators. The award will be presented during a general session of the OAL Annual Conference, February 8, 2014, at Oregon State University. The award … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus named Assistant Principal of the Year

Education News - January 17, 2014 - 2:49pm
Michael Ralls, MA ’01, IAL ’07, CAL ’14, is the 2014 Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) Assistant Principal of the Year. He is an assistant principal at Milwaukie High School. He was selected by the OASSA and the … Continue reading →

New scholarship announced for doctoral students: Susan J. Lenski Curriculum and Instruction Dissertation Endowed Scholarship

Education News - January 15, 2014 - 11:24am
A new scholarship for doctoral students was announced today. The Susan J. Lenski Curriculum and Instruction Dissertation Endowed Scholarship is intended for students studying literacy in curriculum and instruction at the doctoral level in the Graduate School of Education. “We … Continue reading →

GSE alumna named George Fox University provost

Education News - January 10, 2014 - 9:20am
Dr. Linda Samek, MS ‘84, EdD ‘03, was named the new provost of George Fox University, after a nationwide search. She has been serving as interim provost at George Fox for the last several months.  Dr. Samek has served at … Continue reading →

Federal agency awards PSU Adoption Therapy program

Education News - January 8, 2014 - 3:10pm
PSU Program Managers, Marion Sharp (GSE) and Kellie Herold (SSW), were honored that the Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families program received a 2013 Adoption Excellence Award from the Children’s Bureau, a federal agency that partners with federal, state, tribal, … Continue reading →