Dr. John Dewell received the University Senate Award for Community Service, recognized for his work as clinical director of the Loyola Center for Counseling & Education (LCCE).
Student leaders from Chi Sigma Iota, counseling honors society, continue to promote service, advocacy, and community during COVID through their organization of a socially distanced day of service, virtual participation in the NAMI Walk and fundraiser, and a peer mentorship program for counseling graduate students.
Dr. Christine Ebrahim presented on the ACA Code of Ethics at the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association and presented four continuing education events in the Greater New Orleans Area on applied counseling ethics and working with clients in crisis.
Student Mya Sherman published an article with Dr. John Dewell in the Louisiana Counseling Journal: “Addressing Climate Trauma Among Adolescents: Process-Oriented Group Therapy as a Way Forward.” Congratulations, Mya!
Dr. T'Airra Belcher and Dr. Christine Ebrahim presented on Ethical Practices in LPC Supervision at the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association in Baton Rouge, LA.
Student group Students Addressing Race & Privilege (SARP) continues to promote antiracist and social justice values within the counseling department through facilitation of new student orientation, regular meetings, sharing and creation of resources, and open forums for community building and conversation.
Becky Eldrege's The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God (Loyola Press, 2020) was recognized by the Illumination Awards with a Gold Medal in the category of Spirituality. The Illumination Awards annually recognize the best Christian books from well-known publishers and independents with a passion for the Word.
At the Spring 2021 University Convocation, Loyola's Center for Faculty Innovation presented Tracey Lamont with the Creative Canvas Course Award. The award recognized her fall 2020 course Foundations of Religious Education as exhibiting creativity, ease in navigation, organization/design, engaging activities, and innovation.
Diana Hancharenko (MPS 2011) recently shared her experience of pivoting during the pandemic from in-person young adult activities to virtual and socially distanced ones at St. Angela Merici’s in Youngstown, Ohio, In the article "Challenging 2020 Provides Opportunities for Innovation in Young-Adult Ministry," Diana is interviewed along with a group of other young adult ministry leaders who share how they have embraced the limitations imposed by the pandemic by creating new ways of carrying out their ministries to young adults.
LIM MPS graduate Ansel Augustine's reflections on Advent (and Congo Square, Tremé, and Mardi Gras Indians). "Christ is already there!"