Accolades for Oct. 29, 2012
October 29th, 2012 - Filed under: Accolades
Hooper Earns National Award for Research, Teaching and Service
Counseling professor Dr. Lisa M. Hooper has received a national award for her research, teaching and service in counseling. The Dr. Linda Seligman Award from the American Mental Health Counselor Association is given to educators who have shown dedication and commitment to the field of counseling, including outstanding and humanitarian service to others through teaching, consulting, supervising and research.
During her eight-year tenure at UA, Hooper has received numerous national and local awards for research, teaching and service, most recently the Paul W. Bryant Endowed Professorship for Distinction in Teaching. Her research related to family systems and culture has received national recognition as well. In 2010, she received the Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the Outstanding Research Poster Presentation Award from the American Mental Health Counseling Association.
Recently, Hooper was invited to serve on a National Institutes of Health’s review panel on methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences in rural and minority health and primary care decision-making. She will serve as guest editor for a special issue in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling on mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental-health-care providers working in primary care settings.
She currently serves on four editorial boards: Journal of Counseling and Development, The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, Journal of Mental Health Counseling and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Her research lab focuses on issues related to family functioning, cultural competency and culturally tailored mental health and medical care.
Hooper has authored or co-authored more than 47 publications, including articles, books and book chapters.
Car Tags Raise $4 Million for Scholarships
The UA National Alumni Association raised a total of $4,140,319 through the car tag program in the 2012 fiscal year, the most of any college or university in the state.
Funds raised through the statewide program are used for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Some 97,412 UA car tags were sold in the 2012 fiscal year, or 49 percent of all collegiate tags sold in the state. Auburn came in second, selling some 62,348 collegiate tags in the same fiscal year (31 percent of the total sold). Statewide, collegiate tags raise approximately $8 million for 26 colleges and universities.
“We are grateful and fortunate that this popular program has continued to grow,” said Calvin Brown, director of UA Alumni Affairs. “The license tag program is a wonderful opportunity to show allegiance to the University while supporting scholarships for current students. We sincerely thank our alumni, fans and friends for their remarkable support.”
Tags are available at local county license offices. Both numbered and personalized tags are available; the cost is $50 above the normal tag cost. Collegiate tags may be purchased at any time, regardless of an individual’s tag renewal month.
The UA National Alumni Association is made up of more than 33,000 active alumni and friends of the University organized into more than 100 local chapters nationwide. The association stimulates interest in and supports the betterment of the University and awards academic scholarships every year.
For more information on UA’s “Ride with the Tide” program, visit alumni.ua.edu or contact the Alumni Affairs office at 348-5963.
UA Recognized for Sustainability Efforts With FSC Certification
The University has received notification that it has passed its first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody audit. The extensive on-site audit verified that UA’s newly developed FSC chain-of-custody procedures were in full compliance with stringent FSC rules and regulations.
University Printing Services worked extensively with Printers Green Resource LLC and the Rainforest Alliance to gain certified status and is now an official FSC-certified printer able to offer FSC-certified printing jobs to all customers.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Because of its 10 principles and more than 50 strict criteria for operating a forest and addressing the concerns of all those affected by the forest, they are widely accepted as the “Gold Standard” of forest certification schemes.
One of the most important aspects of using materials made of wood generated from FSC- certified forests is the saving of the forest itself. By purchasing FSC-certified products such as paper, the consumer is stimulating demand for products made from FSC-certified wood, which in turn keeps the forest productive and profitable for the owner.
When FSC-certified products are specified, both the FSC and Rainforest Alliance marks can be proudly displayed on the job. This demonstrates that the piece was produced on environmentally sound paper and encourages others to do the same. With the wide availability of FSC-certified papers on the market today, virtually any job can be produced as FSC certified.
“I am pleased that the Capstone is expanding its sustainability efforts through the attainment of FSC certification. By offering FSC-trademarked products, it is a positive reflection on the entire University,” said Dr. Lynda Gilbert, vice president for the division of Financial Affairs. “We take our part in conserving the forests of the world very seriously and are committed to doing our share to preserve the world’s resources.”
Bill May, director of University Printing Services, stated, “Through FSC certification and other programs promoting sustainability, such as vegetable-based ink, chemical free plate processing, recycling and the routine use of paper with post-consumer waste, we are on the forefront of print facility sustainability. We are proud of our record and will continue to pursue additional venues to lessen our impact on the environment. I am proud of my team and would like to thank them for their valuable assistance in this area.”
For information on using FSC-certified products, please call University Printing at 348-5200.
5 Questions: Ralph Clayton
Ralph Clayton is associate director of transportation services/transit.
If your life were a reality TV show, what would it be called? “Raising Alabama” – my wife and I have two teenaged daughters and an infant baby girl, and we are expecting a baby in the spring.
What book are you reading right now? Professionally, “The Innovative University” by Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring. For pleasure I enjoy reading Tom Clancy novels; currently I‘m reading “Locked On.”
What do you like best about working at the University? The campus culture and the sense of pride everyone has in the University. Just walk across the Quad, look at Denny Chimes and the beautiful landscape, and you have to love this place.
Describe the perfect Saturday. I love fall football Saturdays here at the Capstone. However, my perfect Saturday is when my wife and I have the day off and have a movie marathon together at the house and grill a juicy steak – now that’s perfect!
Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist? Definitely an optimist – anything is possible if you believe in yourself and the people around you.
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