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.