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TU professor named to Executive Committee of National Rehabilitation Association

Since 2014 Jennifer Howell, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Counseling and Psychology, has served as an at-large member of the board of directors of the National Rehabilitation Association, the oldest and strongest advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. Earlier this year she was nominated by the Association’s president and confirmed by the board of directors to serve on the Executive Committee.

“Professor Howell's appointment to the National Rehabilitation Association's Executive Committee exemplifies the continuing scholarship of service to the Division of Counseling & Psychology, as well as to Thomas University and the wider community,” said Dr. Claire Dede Avery, Chair of the Division of Counseling & Psychology.  “The Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling program is honored to have Professor Howell as a continued member.  Her expertise and devotion to the field prepares our students for success.”

The National Rehabilitation Association’s mission is to provide advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in rehabilitation. Members include rehabilitation counselors, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, job trainers, consultants, independent living instructors, students in rehabilitation programs and other professionals who work in the advocacy of programs and services for people with disabilities, according to the Association’s website.

Board members are responsible for carrying out the affairs of the Association, participating on committees and serving as a liaison between the general membership and the Board.

A resident of Thomson, Georgia, Howell is originally from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Augusta State University. She became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in 2002 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2008. Howell joined Thomas University in the summer of 2009. She has also served on the board of directors of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association.

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