February 20, 2016

Hackettstown, N.J., February 20, 2015 – Centenary University’s Counseling Center Director, Lorna Farmer, has been chosen to attend this year’s Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors: Elements of Excellence Task Force mid-year retreat next month in New Buffalo, Michigan.

For the 10 years Farmer has been the Counseling Center Director at Centenary, she has been an active member of the Association of College and University Counseling Center Directors. She attends their conferences annually, has served on various committees, and has been chosen to present a workshop titled “Innovations in College Counseling,” for the last three years.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be chosen to participant in this task force retreat,” says Farmer. “It is a privilege to be chosen and I look forward to learning new information to bring back to the college.”

With over 800 members from universities and colleges form the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is the international organization for counseling center directors.

AUCCD’s focus is to assist college/university directors in providing effective leadership and management of their centers, in accord with the professional principles and standards of Psychology, Counseling, and Higher Education. AUCCCD promotes the awareness of college student mental health through research, education, and training provided to members, professional organizations, and the public with special attention to issues of diversity and multiculturalism.

The AUCCCD: Elements of Excellence (AUCCD: E of E) Task Force is made up of the Association for College and University Counseling Center Directors. Its mission “is to provide impetus and structure for the organization to address the following in a coordinated, consistent and collaborative fashion: leadership development, management skill development, and creative thinking about current and future issues effecting counseling centers in a coordinated, consistent and collaborative fashion.”

Each year the AUCCCD: E of E invites up to 3 individual from the over 800 members to attend this all-expense paid retreat. Guests learn more about E of E, as well as assist in planning the E of E sponsored programs for the upcoming conference in Salt Lake City.  Guests also participate in 1-2 of the programs sponsored by E of E at the conference.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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