CU adds Student Services Counselor to assist students

photo of Deanice ShegogCameron University welcomes Deanice Shegog, MS, LPC, as Student Services Counselor, a newly created position in which she will provide short term counseling for CU students.

"We understand that our students can feel tremendous pressure throughout their college experience," says Jennifer Holland, Dean of Student Services. "We wanted to be pro-active in this area and add yet another service to our student benefits. We're fortunate that Deanice has joined the CU staff, as her expertise will benefit our students and aid in providing them with a positive experience at Cameron."

"The stressors that impact college students are many, whether it's the pressure to excel academically, paying for a college education, or juggling a work schedule around classes," says Shegog. "Students may also be under stressful situations in their personal lives. My goal is to help students navigate through the issues that are having a negative impact on their college experience personal lives and, when applicable, teach them coping skills and other solutions that they can use throughout their lifetime."

Shegog earned a Master of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences from Cameron in 2005, then subsequently completed 3,000 clinic hours of supervision to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Her counseling experience includes outpatient counseling services for adults and adolescents, counseling services for a group home, and intensive outpatient counseling services for adults. Prior to her career in counseling, Shegog served in the United States Marine Corps. for six years. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct instruct at CU in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

CU students can schedule an appointment to meet with Shegog by calling the Office of Student Services at 581-2244 or by emailing Shegog at dshegog@cameron.edu.

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October 6, 2008
PR#08-165

Deanice Shegog