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LSU College of Education Grad Student Honored by Two School Counseling Associations

01/26/2012 03:09 PM

BATON ROUGE – Latrisha Dean, a graduate student in the LSU College of Education, has been named the recipient of the American School Counselor Association, or ASCA, Foundation Award. This highly coveted award is only given to 10 graduate or doctoral students across the country each year.


The ASCA Foundation fosters research and provides education on topics of value to school counselors and their students. The foundation provides scholarships and grants to benefit school counseling programs.


Dean also received the Louisiana School Counselor Association, or LSCA’s, annual scholarship award, which is given to two graduate students in Louisiana each year.
To help future school counselors fulfill their educational goals, the Louisiana School Counselor Association offers the LSCA Foundation Scholarship. One $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a master’s student pursuing a post-secondary education in Louisiana. Dean is working toward a master’s of education degree in school counseling.


“Trish is an outstanding student deserving of these great honors,” said assistant professor Jennifer Curry. “She loves kids and will be an excellent school counselor. The faculty of counselor education is very proud of her.”


Dean, a native of Cedar Bluff, Miss., is a former Teach for America corps member and has taught fourth grade in public schools.


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