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Knoblich named 2014 Outstanding Student by SACES


September 15, 2014


College of Education alumnus Andrew Knoblich has been named the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision's (SACES) 2014 Outstanding Student Award.

The award recognizes exceptional promise for a productive career in counseling through early evidence of ability and commitment to serving clients and developing a professional identity.

Knoblich (MEd '14), was race director for the Road to College 5K, an event to fund a college scholarship for local high school students. In its inaugural year, the event had more than 100 participants and raised funds for a $1,500 scholarship. Additionally, the event promoted the school counseling program and highlighted community-based behavioral health programs available to children and adolescents.

Knoblich also showed his commitment to social justice work and advocacy by being a member of the board of directors at The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Child Advocacy Center. He also served as the community engagement coordinator for AthHalf, a mass participation event benefiting art and music education initiatives in the Athens area.

Knoblich received his master's degree in school counseling in May 2014 and is now a school counselor in Fairfax, Virginia. He will receive the award at the SACES conference in Birmingham, Alabama, in October.