The Rehabilitation Counseling program in the School of Health Professions and Human Services celebrated its 45th anniversary this year.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the history and longevity of this program, which has graduated well over 500 students who have gone on to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Jamie Mitus, PhD, program director for the accredited Rehabilitation Counseling (MS.Ed.) and Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health (MS.Ed.) programs.
A celebratory gathering featured remarks by Dr. Mitus and Dr. Holly Seirup, vice dean of the School of Health Professions and Human Services, May 2016 graduate Jeff Misrok, and alumni Michelle Betz, Gaye Alexander, and Dania Smith. A lifetime achievement award was given to Rick Sloan, one of the program’s first graduates, for a successful career as an administrator for Vocational Rehabilitation Services at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, NY. He was also a long-standing adjunct professor and professional advisory board member for the program.
Featured image: Program Director Jamie Mitus with alumnus and lifetime achievement award recipient Rick Sloan (center), and other guests.
See photos from the event, which was held in Hagedorn Hall: