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Doctoral Student Receives $20,000 National Fellowship
Counseling student LaTonya Summers is one of 22 doctoral scholars across the United States to be selected for the Minority Fellowship Program by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
As a result of this honor, Summers will receive $20,000 and training to support her education and facilitate her efforts with underserved minority populations.
Summers, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, founded the LifeSkills Counseling and Consulting Group, where she oversees a free counseling program for people who are uninsured and unemployed. In Charlotte, 17 percent of the total population is uninsured and 10 percent is unemployed. Since 2007, she has served more than 300 individuals and families. She also founded a professional counseling training institute, which provides monthly NBCC-approved workshops.
Botanical Gardens to Offer 'Healthy Houseplants'
Learn more about how to cultivate life indoors at "Healthy Houseplants," scheduled for 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Wednesday, June 1, at McMillan Greenhouse.
Paula Gross and Meredith Hebden from the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will lead this class, which will offer tips on the best houseplants for low, medium and high light. Soil mixes for plants, watering and fertilizing will be discussion topics, too.
The cost is $15 for members of the Stewards of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens; $25 for nonmembers. Email Esther Carrasco to register.