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Graduate Counselor Education Celebrates 20 Years

Workshop photo
Accent Winter 2019 Magazine
As part of the 20th Anniversary event, Dr. Earl Bland, former MNU professor, presented a workshop for continuing education.

More than 100 alumni, students, current and past faculty and other supporters of the Master of Arts in Counseling program joined for a dinner celebrating the 20th anniversary of counselor education at MNU. Dr. Mary Fry and Amy Cain (MAC ’07) were emcees for the evening.

The first-ever Master of Counseling Founder’s Awards were presented to Dr. Roy Rotz, program founding faculty member; Dr. Cayla Bland, for her key role in support for the program in the early years; and Dr. Todd Frye, for his role in achieving CACREP accreditation and program growth.

In another first, the Master of Arts in Counseling Founder’s Scholarship Fund was announced. This endowment will create a legacy for the department and provide scholarship support for Master of Arts in Counseling students. A university donor made a $5,000 challenge gift to encourage program alumni and clinical sites to contribute to the fund. The goal is to grow the endowment to $20,000 over the next few years. This is the first endowment established by an MNU graduate program.

Graduate counselor education at MNU has grown to include options in clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, marriage, couple & family counseling, an emphasis in Christian counseling and the post- graduate certificates in both play therapy and sexual addictions treatment provider.

Gifts to the MAC Founders Scholarship Fund endowment may be made securely online at

This Issue

Fall 2020

With gratitude we present this issue featuring God’s blessings in allowing MNU students, faculty, staff and administration to be on campus and in classes during the pandemic. Many institutions were not that fortunate. Read all about it and enjoy surprising news about increases in enrollment and other progress happening during this unprecedented time.

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