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College of Education student receives award

Counseling psychology student Eliza Wells received the Doctoral Scholar Award from the Southern Regional Education Board in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and dissertation.

The award includes a year of tuition and fees, a $15,000 stipend, a $500 research allowance and the cost of attending the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s annual institute on teaching and mentoring.

The SREB Doctoral Scholars Program was developed with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation. It is part of a nationwide initiative to produce more minority doctoral degree holders and to encourage them to seek faculty positions.

Wells, a fourth-year student in the College of Education, is investigating perceived racial microaggressions and professional burnout in graduate students of color preparing for careers in the “helping” professions such as education, counseling, psychology, social work and student affairs. She plans to graduate in August 2009.