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2019 ACACI Research Award

Dr. Christine Brown honored at the Illinois Counseling Association Conference

Research Award honors an Illinois research project which has the potential to enrich the scope of counseling practice with youth


Dr. Christine Brown conducted a qualitative study that explored both the perceptions and experiences of self-efficacy on college persistence among Black/African American first-generation college students. The results of her study have generated conversations about the ways in which counselors and counselor educators engage first-generation students of color as

practitioners and educators. Her study revealed that overall, Black/African American college students view higher education as an opportunity to improve their quality of life; and struggle immensely to navigate their way in the traditional higher education setting.  Dr. Brown is currently an assistant professor at National Louis University.

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