RCP Students and Donors Honored at Annual Event

The Department of Allied Health Sciences hosted its fifth annual Student Scholarships and Awards Brunch on November 12, 2011, at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. Each DAHS division had the opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of its scholarship recipients and the generosity of its scholarship supporters.

RCP Students and Donors Honored at Annual Event
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RCP Division Director Eileen Burker, Kelly Nelson, Mark Fleming (’98), Melissa Senior, and Jay Peters (’00).

Melissa Martell Senior received the Dr. Mark C. Fleming Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology Annual Scholarship.   Dr. Fleming (’98) made a generous gift and commitment to the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology to fund the scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a deserving student with financial need and promise for future clinical excellence.  Dr. Fleming currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Health Services with Corizon, the largest healthcare company of its kind providing medical, mental health, and pharmacy services to state level department of corrections and county jail programs across the nation.  Dr. Fleming’s areas of research interest and clinical expertise include trauma, severe mental illness, multicultural counseling, co-morbidity, the mental health needs of incarcerated individuals, the psychology of men, and an integrative approach to the mental health needs of his clients. Previously, Dr. Fleming served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Individual and Family Studies and as Assistant Director for the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware.  Upon leaving the University of Delaware, he served as the Director for the Center for Counseling and Student Development at Coppin State University.  Dr. Fleming received his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a M.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling from UNC Chapel Hill.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.

Kelly Marie Nelson received the Richard H. Peters Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology Annual Scholarship, which was established by Jay Peters (’00) in loving memory of his father.  Richard H. Peters was born in 1920, in Toledo, Ohio.  He attended Scott High School and transferred to Hill School to complete his high school education.  This prepared him for the challenges of Yale University, where he majored in political science.  Mr. Peters attended graduate school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned his law degree.  After passing his boards, he moved to Cincinnati and began work as a public defender.  He eventually moved back to Toledo and practiced law until the time of his death in 2001.