Courtney Carpenter of Assumption College
Courtney stood out amongst these excellent students with her work in and out of the classroom. She has demonstrated a strong interest in helping others during her undergraduate and graduate years along with working in the mental health field in-between. She ranks at the top or near the top of all her classes, has shown strong leadership qualities everywhere she has been, and has demonstrated the attitude and skills to be an effective counselor.
Additionally, Courtney has participated in a number of significant research projects and was recently awarded a highly coveted research assistant position for the next academic year.
Christina Hampton of Lesley University
Christina, a student in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling, was selected from among eleven outstanding graduate students, representing five colleges and universities, who applied for the scholarship.
Christina is described as a leader with strong clinical skills and as an individual who “has always demonstrated an extremely high level of academic integrity, insight, and achievement.” She has diverse experience having worked for a number of agencies, both as an undergraduate and graduate student, primarily working with children. Christina is also actively involved in the Expressive Therapies Division at Lesley while volunteering her time as a Big Sister and play space activity leader at a family homeless shelter. Christina’s goal upon graduation is to work with children who have experienced trauma.
Christina has received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year, a one year MaMHCA membership, mentoring support including but not limited to licensing support services, and free admission to MaMHCA's 2011 Annual Conference.