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Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Clark

Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Clark

Jacqueline Clark, a student in the Counselor Education master's program, was awarded a scholarship by the Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA)—one of two awarded in the state.

Clark’s adviser, Dr. Christine Bhat, suggested she apply for the scholarship.

“It is only given to two students in the state, so I didn’t know what kind of chance I had,” said Clark, “but I figured I would only find out if I applied.”

“Jacci’s passion for serving students and meeting them where they are in their development is inspiring,” said Dr. Bhat. “As an intervention specialist and as a school counselor her goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of each of her students. We are proud of the work Jacci is doing and appreciate her commitment to serving students in our region.” 

From “a little north of Dayton,” Clark attended Ohio University for undergrad and completed her teaching certificate at Wright State University. She then moved back to Athens County to begin her teaching career and has taught in Nelsonville for the last six years.

She applied to Ohio University’s counseling program because of convenience and familiarity. But she ultimately chose the program because she appreciated the interest the counseling staff showed in her as a potential student.

“It was great to know that the instructors care about the students. I have also always loved Ohio University. It’s a family tradition!”

Clark is specializing in school counseling and anticipates graduating in Spring 2023.