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 Good News: SRU graduate student earns $3,000 NBCC Foundation honor 



SRU Good News for April 15, 2010


SRU graduate student earns $3,000 NBCC Foundation honor


Michelle Kolch, a Slippery Rock University graduate student in community counseling from Ellwood City, has been awarded one of five $3,000 NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships. The foundation is an affiliate of the Greensboro, N.C.-based, National Board for Certified Counselors.

The rural scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling program who commit to serving in rural and underserved areas after graduation.

The foundation's mission is to promote mental health through the advancement of professional counseling and credentialing. The rural scholarship was created in 2009 to encourage students from rural and underserved areas to embark on a career in counseling.

Nearly 60 students from across the country applied for the scholarship.

Kolch earned her undergraduate degree from SRU in 1999 in business administration and human resources.

She plans to provide services in Ellwood City or New Castle, two areas deeply affected by steel mill closings in the 1980s.  

The NBCC is the nation's premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet stan dards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. There are more than 44,000 national certified counselors in the United States and more than 40 countries.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives. 


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