WSSU Rehabilitation Counseling Program Awarded $2 Million in Grants

Winston-Salem State University will expand regional research and professional development opportunities in rehabilitation counseling, thanks to more than $2 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received two grants totally more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education.

The university will expand online master’s degree and counseling training programs over the next five years through the grants, which officials say will increase regional support to citizens with developmental disabilities, particularly in rural and underserved areas.

“This grant will make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and also provide the state and federal systems of vocational rehabilitation with an additional core of well-trained employees,” said Dr. Brenda Y. Cartwright, professor of rehabilitation counseling and principal investigator for the grant.

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