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Georgia Southern Counseling Center Director receives national award

Rebecca K. Smith, assistant director of the Georgia Southern University Counseling Center (GSU-CC), was awarded the Professional Leadership award during the American College Counseling Association (ACCA) annual conference in Washington, D.C.

The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in some aspect of college counseling as it relates to the purposes and goals of ACCA, or leadership and contributions to ACCA as a professional organization. 

Smith received a Master of Arts in Community and Agency Counseling in 1999 from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Prior to joining the Armstrong Campus Counseling Center in May 2018 as assistant director, she served as associate director of counseling at Valdosta State University. Smith served as chair of the Social Media Committee of the ACCA from 2016-2018, and she currently serves as Secretary of the ACCA for 2018-2020.

The GSU-CC is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services. Its mission is to provide direct clinical services to the students of Georgia Southern, outreach and prevention programming to the University communities and professional development and training for mental health providers.

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