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UGA counseling professor Deryl Bailey receives national award

UGA counseling professor Deryl Bailey receives national award

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia counseling professor Deryl Bailey has been named 2010 Reese House Social Justice Advocate of the Year by the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Bailey, an associate professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services, received the award for his dedication to social justice advocacy among K-12 students and the field of school counseling.

It was the second year in a row that a COE faculty member has won the prestigious award. Pamela Paisley, a fellow professor in the department, received the award in 2009.

Bailey is the founder and director of Empowered Youth Programs, a group of mentoring programs aimed at developing and nurturing academic and social skills, particularly in young African-American males. The programs include Project: Gentlemen on the Move, The Young Women Scholars Program, The Young Future Leaders Program and the Parents of Empowered Youth organization.

Bailey has received numerous awards for his work including: The Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award (2009) from the ACA, The African American Male Initiative Best Practices Leadership Award (2007) from the University System of Georgia, the Community Service Award (2007) from the Georgia chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Mary Smith-Arnold Anti-Oppression Award (2007) from the Counselors for Social Justice.

He is also serving a three-year term as president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, a division of the ACA.

Bailey joined the UGA faculty in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Virginia. He worked as a secondary school counselor for 10 years prior to earning his doctorate.

Bailey was recognized at the ACA National Conference March 20 in Pittsburgh, Pa.