CCU Counseling Services recognized
Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Counseling Services was recognized for its outstanding programming and students at the national 2016 BACCHUS General Assembly.
BACCHUS is an initiative of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, which supports collegiate peer educators and advisers by empowering students and student affairs administrators to create campus environments that are healthy and safe.
Chris Donevant-Haines, assistant director of counseling services at CCU, was nominated for Advisor of the Year, and Kelsie Miller, a senior psychology major from Chambersburg, Pa., was named Peer Educator of the Year. The Students Helping Others Reach Excellence (SHORE) organization, which acts to raise awareness about suicide prevention, was nominated for Peer Educator Group of the Year, and its spring event “Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide” was nominated as Program of the Year.
The SHORE group organizes outreach events each semester. “Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide” raised more than $6,000 that was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.