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Doctoral student receives 2019 Peg Carroll Scholarship

Kathryn Kao

March 5, 2019

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Raven Cokley (M.Ed. '15), a doctoral student in the department of counseling and human development services, recently received the 2019 Peg Carroll Scholarship from the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW).

A division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), ASGW empowers members and other helping professionals with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to practice effective, socially just and ethical group work in diverse and global communities.

Named in honor of Marguerite "Peg" Carroll—a pioneer of group work and a former ASGW president—the scholarship recognizes students who contribute to the study of group work and group dynamics.

Cokley's research focuses on the educational experiences of high-achieving black girls and women from lower-income families. She also studies the experiences of first-generation doctoral students and the roles of counselors and counselor educators in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Last year, Cokley was awarded a federally-funded minority doctoral fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation. As a fellow, she received training, professional coaching and guidance from practitioners in the counseling field.

She will be honored with a plaque and receive $2,000 at the annual ACA Conference in New Orleans on March 28.