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K-State Today

April 1, 2021

College of Education doctoral candidate named 2021 Kansas School Counselor of the Year

Submitted by Patrice Scott

Lyndsey Brown, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education's school counseling program, was named the 2021 School Counselor of the Year by the Kansas School Counselor Association. Four of the last six winners of this prestigious award earned their graduate degrees at K-State. 

Brown earned her bachelor's in secondary education and master's degree in counseling and student affairs from K-State and has been a school counselor for eight years. She currently works at Maize High School and recently defended her dissertation. Judy Hughey, associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs, is Brown's major advisor. 

"Lyndsey is an exemplary school counselor," Hughey said. "She is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of all students. Her heart and passion for her students and profession are demonstrated by her work ethic, energy and willingness to advocate on behalf of students and comprehensive school counseling programs. I look forward to the contributions she will make to our profession as a counselor educator."   

Brown will assume the role of president of the Kansas School Counselor Association in July and is looking forward to advocating for students and the profession at the state level. 

Four core faculty in the department of special education, counseling and student affairs have been awarded the Kansas Counselor of the Year Award and/or Kansas Hall of Fame Award. They are Ken Hughey, professor; Judy Hughey; associate professor; Jessica Lane, assistant professor; and Fred Bradley, professor emeritus.