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APSU professor Dr. Deborah Buchanan named Counselor Educator of the Year

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Deborah Buchanan, an assistant professor and program coordinator in the University’s Department of Psychology, was recently honored for her excellence in preparing the next generation of school counselors.

Buchanan was selected as the Counselor Educator of the Year by the Middle Tennessee Counseling Association (MTCA) at the group’s annual award banquet in early May.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Deborah Buchanan, an assistant professor and program coordinator in the University’s Department of Psychology, was recently honored for her excellence in preparing the next generation of school counselors.

Buchanan was selected as the Counselor Educator of the Year by the Middle Tennessee Counseling Association (MTCA) at the group’s annual award banquet in early May.

“Under (Dr. Buchanan’s) leadership and direction, the (counseling) program has grown,” Dr. Eva Gibson, APSU adjust instructor and local school counselor, said. “Not only does she provide her students with quality curriculum, but she plays an active role in strengthening the relationship between the University and the local school system.

“(Buchanan) has participated in collaborative school counselor in-services, facilitated counselor/student gatherings and co-presented at professional conferences on the importance of building relationships,” Gibson, who nominated Buchanan for the award, continued. “Our future school counselors are well equipped under her care."

For more information on APSU’s Department of Psychology, visit online at www.apsu.edu/psychology, or call at (931) 221-7233.

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Photo credit: Dr. Deborah Buchanan (left) is pictured with Ashley Sievers (right), immediate past president and awards chair for MTCA.