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Texas A&M-Kingsville assistant professor receives national award

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            KINGSVILLE (August 21, 2019) — Dr. Abiola Dipeolu, assistant professor in the department of psychology and sociology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) annual Global Career Development Conference.


            This award was established to recognize practicing career counselors and career service providers for outstanding performance and best practices in the day-to-day services they provide across higher education, K-12, private practice and consulting, business industry, and government or non-profit community organization settings.


            “This is an incredibly great honor to be recognized for my research and teaching in this area by the premier career development organization known globally,” Dipeolu said. “I am excited and feel blessed to have won the prestigious award because of my passion for research and teaching.”


            “The Department of Psychology and Sociology at Texas A&M-Kingsville has a reputation for exceptional work in teaching, research and student advising. I feel fortunate to be a part of this culture that promotes and nurtures faculty dedication to teaching, research and student advising.”


            One nominator said about Dipeolu, “She exemplifies energy and enthusiasm in every project that she undertakes and this is where my enormous admiration comes. I began to read her research and found that she is always able to put the theory to practice. To spend time with her is to be energized tenfold.”


About the National Career Development Association

            The NCDA provides professional development, publications, standards and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals. The history of the NCDA began over 100 years ago with the founding of the National Vocational Guidance Association in 1913. In 1985, it was renamed and became the National Career Development Association and has the distinction of being the longest-running and preeminent career development association in the world.


            The NCDA is the nation’s leading non-profit association created to develop standards for the career development profession, for the provision of career counseling programs and services and for the evaluation of career information materials. They work with licensing and credentialing entities to support the preparation and recognition of career counselors and career development facilitators. NCDA also sets ethical standards for the career development profession including guidelines for the provision of career services on the internet.



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