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Viveca Johnson is graduating in May of this year and looking forward to starting her career as a counselor. I spoke to her about her hopes for the future and her advice for new students.

Alumna Kellie Gorgio Camelford is working towards licensure and was accepted to the doctoral program at the University of New Orleans. Kellie is employed as a school counselor at Cabrini High School.

The Regina Matthews Oehmig Award for Excellence in Counseling is awarded annually to a graduating student who has earned a distinguished academic record, interacts in a professional manner with professors, classmates, clients, and supervisors, and possesses strong clinical skills. In addition, the recipient must display a commitment to the integrity of life, the demonstration of providing services to others, and embodying the warmth, compassion, and genuineness of Regina Matthews Oehmig for which the award is named.

In March, Dr. Ebrahim presented at the Louisiana Career Development Association’s annual conference in March with alumni Catherine Geohegan McDermott (’10) and Kellie Gorgio Camelford (‘10) on the subject of career development for 8th and 9th graders.

The Ignatian Awards for Outstanding Senior and Graduate Students were announced earlier this week. The awards are given annually to those students who represent Loyola University New Orleans and its commitment to Ignatian values with distinction and honor. The awards will be formally presented at the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 11 at 4 p.m.

Robin Gusman Rhodes (‘10), Ashley Ugalano (‘10), and Mariel Gonzalez (summer 2011) were all recently hired as a school counselors at Mt. Carmel Academy in New Orleans. They join alums Catherine Geoghegan McDermott (’09) and Ashley Childes (’09) who are already school counselors there.

The Counseling Clinical Excellence Award is presented to the graduate counseling student who has demonstrated excellence in clinical counseling skills.

Alumni Catherine Geoghegan McDermott, Kellie Gorgio Camelford and Ashley Childs presented with Dr. Ebrahim at the Louisiana Career Development Association in Baton Rouge on the subject of career development for 8th and 9th graders.

The ceremony will include the following exceptional students:  

Sarah Bodden
Jerrilyn Dixson
Stephanie Ducros
Viveca Johnson
Joanika LeBlanc
Rachel Levesque
Heidi Molbak
Julie Moss
Ali Rivera
Ariel Sheeger
Amelia Sherman

The Department of Counseling participated in the 2012 Walk MS:  New Orleans on Saturday, March 24th, in Audubon Park.  Together, thirteen students and faculty members raised $1,380 which the Society will utilize for research and raising awareness.  From the MS Society’s website:  “Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.  The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person ca

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