Counseling Services celebrate new location with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Office of Counseling Services has a new home on Alcorn State University’s campus.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for the Counseling Center’s new home on the second floor of Rowan Hall Friday, Oct. 21.

Dr. Dorothy Davis, director of Health and Disability Services, looks forward to providing more health services to the Alcorn community.

“Our goal is to take a holistic approach to the healthcare of our students,” said Davis. “This is a great idea to promote mental health to our campus community, and we’re ready to serve.”

Coretta Jackson, program coordinator for Title III, expressed pride in the work that Title III at Alcorn did to bring this idea to reality.

“This Center is a testimony to what Title III funds can do,” said Jackson. “The great leadership and foresight of leadership have allowed us to do many great things on campus. I’m grateful that everyone gets to see the benefits that Title III has brought to Alcorn.”

Dr. Barbara Warner-Martin, director of Counseling Services, said that the journey leading up to this project’s completion helped her to grow and evolve in her service to others. She also acknowledged her staff for their commitment to providing mental health services.

“This charge has played a role in how I’ve evolved professionally and spiritually,” said Martin. “I have an outstanding staff. Without this amazing staff, there’s no way we could support students. We want to provide state-of-the-art services to our students.”

Alcorn President Dr. Felecia M. Nave spoke about why completing this project was necessary for the Alcorn community.

“This project is near and dear to our hearts,” said Nave. “We all know the importance of mental health and bringing those issues to light. It’s good that we’re spending more time discussing mental health with our students, faculty, staff, and community. This unveiling has been a labor of love demonstrating our commitment to our students.”