Harriett Copher Haynes Award

 Dr. Harriett Copher Haynes has spent her professional lifetime admiringly serving both the profession of psychology and the greater community.  She received her B.S. in Nursing in 1963 from the University of Missouri, and from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Public Health in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1979.  She was employed at the University of Minnesota Counseling & Consulting Services for 36 years (1971-2007) and served as Director for 15 of those years (1992-2007).  In addition to providing strong center leadership, Dr. Haynes served as a leader, mentor role model and consultant for the university community, addressing issues of diversity, sexism, racism, responding to students in crisis, sexual violence/ending rape culture, mediation, crisis response, women's issues, multicultural curriculum development, and managing organizational change.

In addition to her University responsibilities Dr. Haynes served as President of the Minnesota Psychological Association.  She also held the positions of Treasurer, Ombudsperson, and Chair of the Women’s Division within the Association.  She has also been active in advocacy efforts with state legislators, serving as the voice of psychology and diversity on the Governor’s Mental Health Council.  Additional volunteer commitments included involvement with Save Our Hungry Children, The Board of Dakota Communities for the Developmentally Disabled, and a volunteer presenter for the Association for Retarded Citizens.  In recognition of her outstanding professional and societal contributions, the Minnesota Psychological Association has awarded Dr. Haynes both the Diversity in Leadership Award and the Community Involvement Award.  In presenting the latter award, Dr. Haynes was described as “the voice, sometimes quiet ,often with good humor, always with great command, of reason, fairness, conscience, compromise, and equality.”

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Award

The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), in an effort to enhance inclusive excellence and equity among directors, will offer the Harriett Copher Haynes Award to individuals who want to become counseling center directors.  AUCCCD recognizes that establishing a mentoring relationship with an experienced director and networking with directors at the annual conference can provide a rich professional development experience for aspiring directors.


  1. No prior experience as a counseling center director.
  2. Interest in being a counseling center director and providing leadership in a higher educational setting.
  3. At least five years experience in a clinical position (some must have been in a staff position at a counseling center).
  4. Leadership experience on a cultural/diversity/inclusion-themed initiative or project.
  5. Represents diversity in such areas as race/ethnicity, physical ability or sexual orientation/gender identity.
  6. Experience advancing a cultural/diversity/inclusion agenda.
  7. Experience as a supervisor (preferred).

Nature of the Scholarship:

Up to three scholarships will be awarded for up to $2,500.00 each, to support the cost of attending the 2017 Director's conference in Denver, CO. Scholarship recipients will co-present a diversity themed program at the conference. Each recipient will also be matched with a current director who will serve as a mentor during the conference.

Nomination Process:

Individuals can be nominated by submitting their vitae, two letters of support (one letter must be from the applicant's home institution director), and a statement of interest that includes:

  • How diversity has influenced their career.
  • Their experience taking leadership on a cultural/diversity/inclusion-themed initiative or project.
  • How issues of diversity have been implemented in their work and their experience advancing a cultural agenda.

Self nominations are accepted.

Send nomination materials as electronic attachments in Microsoft Word by May 8, 2017 to: 
Sue Stock

Sue Stock, Ph.D.
Northeastern Illinois University

Past Recipients


  • Meladee Garst, Wichita State University
  • Monique Marsh-Bell, Baylor University
  • Shantha Stokes, Sam Houston State University


  • Jonathan Pastor, Princeton University
  • Shonali Raney, The Ohio State University
  • Erica Lennon, UNC - Charlotte


  • Amber Cargill, Psy.D., The George Washington University
  • Jason Vasquez, Ph.D., Illinois State University
  • Eric Wood, Ph.D., LPC, Texas Christian University


  • Julie M. AhnAllen, Ph.D., Boston College
  • Lonette S. Belizaire, Ph.D., Pratt
  • Gene R. Edwards, Ph.D., UNC, Charlotte
  • Carolyn A. O'Keefe, Psy.D., University of California, Irvine


  • Dianne Aguero-Trotter, Ph.D., Seton Hall University
  • Adriana DiPasquale, Psy.D., Holy Cross University
  • Xuhua Qin, Ph.D., Tufts University


  • Dr. Christine Asidao, University of Michigan 
  • Dr. Amanda Ngola, University of Wisconsin- Madison 
  • Dr. John A. Ward, Miami University
  • Dr. Vivian Yamada, University of Central Florida


  • Dr. Natasha Maynard, Pemba, University of Florida
  • Dr. Rene Monteagudo, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Karen Nakayama, Fort Lewis College


  • Dr. Melissa Barsch, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Sheri Clark, Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Anshan Moore, Cornell University


  • Tow Yee Yau, Cornell University
  • Lynelle Ragland, College of William and Mary
  • Angela Lee, North Carolina Central University


  • Arnold (Arnie) Abels, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Ellen Lin, San Jose State University
  • Liz Snider, University of Buffalo


  • Kendra Smith, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • Shari Robinson, University of Florida
  • Paul Castelino, Ohio University


  • Jo-Ann Cohn, Penn State University
  • Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, University of Maryland


  • Bruce Menapace, Cleveland State University


  • Micky Sharma, Wright State University 

Mentor: Sylvia R. Balderrama, Vassar College

  • Selia Servín-Guerrero López, St. Edward's University

Mentor: Denise Hayes, DePauw University


  • Cyndy Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mentor: Louise Douce, Ohio State

  • Gweneth Lloyd, State University of New York at New Paltz 

Mentor: Vivian Boyd, University of Maryland

  • Carla McCowan Alston, University of Illinois Urbana Campaign 

Mentor: ValaRay Irvin, Southern University

  • Barry Schreier, Purdue University

Mentor: Kevin Austin, California State Institute of Technology