Friday, September 23, 2011
Counseling Students and Faculty in the Media Spotlight
Students and faculty members from the Counseling Department
in the School of Education and Human Services have been featured in a
number of local news media for their accomplishments and expertise.
Graduate student Vishnu Ramsamy was featured in the Detroit News for organizing the Oakland to Oakland Health Walk/Run and Health Fair to benefit Pontiac’s Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic,
which provides free medical care and dental services to low-income,
uninsured and underinsured families. Ramsamy’s event was inspired by
his own experiences overcoming exceptional medical conditions while a
student at Oakland Community College.
Vishnu Ramsamy and Walk/Run co-chair RaShar DeVone. (Photo Credit: Detroit News, Marney Rich Keenan)
And, an Oakland Post article featured a both a student and a faculty member from the Counseling Department. Counseling graduate student, Tara Michener,
established a new student organization, Students Against Bullying, with
the assistance of faculty adviser, Associate Professor Dr. Michael
Chaney. Michener has published children’s books on topics of self-esteem
and identity, and her new organization aims to bring awareness to
bullying in educational environments at all levels – elementary to
Rhonda Walker, morning news anchor from WDIV Local 4, with Tara Michener at a Students Against Bullying event.
Associate Professor of Counseling, Tom Blume, was featured in this story about the Wall Street plunge by WJBK Fox 2 Detroit. Blume is a practicing marriages and family therapist outside of his work at Oakland University. He was intereviewed in this Fox 2 news segment about the impact a difficult economy has on couples and families.
| Dow Plunges More than 634 Points after Downgrade
And, another television news story featured Tobi Russell, who is also a graduate student in Counseling. Tobi, who also works at Oakland Family Services was interviewed by WDIV Local 4, as part of a story about a child abuse case.