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2012.10.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Harrington Earns Counseling Honor

Omaha - The Nebraska Counseling Association (NCA) recently honored Scott Harrington, associate professor of counseling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), as the recipient of this year’s Seasoned Counselor/Professional Dedication Award.

Harrington is a 44-year veteran of UNO’s Department of Counseling and Counselor Education and a 25-year veteran of NCA.

“Scott has been a cornerstone of our program and has shaped mental health practice in the metropolitan Omaha area,” Paul Barnes, chair of the counseling department, said.

Starting his career as a middle school counselor in 1963, Harrington earned a graduate assistant position at the University of Colorado, where he completed his Ph.D. He was hired at UNO in 1969 to work in the Counseling Center and soon became a counselor education in the department.

“Dr. Harrington has exemplified the lifelong learner in numerous ways throughout his career” Barnes said, adding that while on sabbatical, Harrington used his time to intern at places like the Betty Ford Clinic in California.

The Fall 2012 semester marks Harrington’s final semester before his retirement.

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