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Mary Ballard

Ballard recognized for service by international counseling group

Contact: Rene Abadie


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     HAMMOND – Mary Ballard, interim assistant dean of the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development, has been honored with the Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling.
     A division of the American Counseling Association, the IAMFC serves clinicians, counselor educators and students from around the world who have an interest in the issues surrounding counseling couples and families.
     A resident of Mandeville, Ballard served on the IAMFC Board of Directors  for over eight years, including two years as president. She was instrumental in expanding the organization’s presence in Europe through its sponsored Northampton Summer Institute in Northampton, England. She also served on the planning committee for the IAMFC’s first annual conference which brought together world renowned speakers for its program in New Orleans in 2004.
     The award has only been presented on four previous occasions and recognizes those individuals whose service to the organization has gone above and beyond the prescribed duties. Ballard will continue to serve on the executive board as past president until her service ends July 1.

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