Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at South Carolina State University will host the “Diversity Week 2008” Conference on April 15 - 17. This year’s event is a collaborate effort within the Human Services Department, to include: Criminal Justice, Counselor Education, and Social Work, and will be held in the auditorium of Staley Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The theme for this year’s Conference is “Diversity: Empowering Human Service Professionals through Advocacy,” which defines the overarching goal of the Conference, to assist in preparing students and professionals to work with diverse populations.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Debra Harley, professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky. Harley has written over 50 published works in the areas of career counseling for adults, cultural diversity, mental health issues, and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Other speakers will be Ms. Patricia Boyd, Mrs. Marie Artis, and graduates of SC State’s Rehabilitation Counseling program. Tobi Bickweat, Steven Earle, and David Mahoney, representatives from the New York Vocational Rehabilitation Division will also speak to students on internship and career opportunities.
Questions regarding the Diversity Week 2008 events can be directed to Dr. David Staten at 803-536-4917 or Dr. Michelle Maultsby at 803-536-8908.