|MAC’s First Community Counselors Score 100 Percent||08/26/2013|
Cresson, Pa. -- Mount Aloysius College’s first ever graduating class of Masters level community counseling grads have all passed their national boards. With their 100 percent accreditation pass-rate, the Mount Aloysius Community Counseling grads also scored well above the national average in every tested category, surpassing the national average for the exam issued by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley noted that the group’s excellent academic performance as graduate students at the College has been matched by their achievement of 100 percent professional accreditation as a group. “This inaugural class of Community Counseling graduate students has excelled as a group, and now stands ready to achieve great things as counseling professionals. Certainly we’re proud of each one of them. We believe too that the design of this Master’s program in Community Counseling will prove to be an asset to the community and a blessing for those in need of their services. And finally,” added President Foley, “we commend our faculty who brought typical Mount Aloysius one-on-one support and personal attention to these fine students.”
Assistant Professor, Dr. David Haschak, program coordinator of the Community Counseling program at Mount Aloysius College noted that the new major at Mount Aloysius College continues gaining popularity. “This 48-credit major allows graduates to pursue employment in a variety of social service agencies,” he said, “including mental health centers, correctional facilities, drug and alcohol treatment center, health care institutions and other business settings. We wish these new professionals the very best in their careers.”
Mount Aloysius College graduates earning the Master of Science in Community Counseling just this past May who passed the National Counselor’s exam include: Trista D. Conway, Tyrone, Pa.; Emily Ann Cyburt, Windber, Pa.; Trista M. Haynes, Tyrone, Pa.; Jessica R. Quigley, Altoona, Pa.; Tessa L. Sawyer, Mineral Point, Pa.; Kristen C. Scott-Larson, Cairnbrook, Pa.; Mary Ann Sigrist, Newry, Pa.; and Whitney Alayne Veres, Johnstown, Pa.