In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of
Mount Union will host keynote speaker Dr. Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders at 7:30
p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 in Dewald Chapel.
Dr. Lipford Sanders, associate dean and director of master of arts in
counseling and professor of counseling at Heidelberg University, will
present, “The Declaration of Independence: A Dream Deferred.”
Dr. Lipford Sanders received bachelors and masters degrees from
Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from Kent State
University in counselor education with a concentration in marriage and
family counseling. She has a clinical professional counselor licensure
in the state of Ohio, with a clinical supervision endorsement.
She has professional publications in the areas of multicultural
counseling practices with children and African American adolescent girls
and African American women, women and stress, advocacy and ethical
practices of counseling. Influenced by her interest in female adolescent
development, Lipford Sanders has designed and implemented various
groups for children and adolescents (Honey in the Rock – life
preparation for adolescent girls; C.H.I.P.S. – Children Having
Incarcerated Parents Succeeding and Kujichagulia, a support group for
African American college women).
Dr. Lipford Sanders received the 2011 Heidelberg University’s Ream
Paradiso Distinguished Teacher award, 2009 Ohio Counseling Association
Distinguished Service award, 2009 Herman J. Peters Award from the Ohio
Counseling Association, 2008 Bowling Green State University Accomplished
Alumni Award and the Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award/Counselors
for Social Justice (CSJ) from the American Counseling Association. She
sits on several boards for mental health issues and serves as an
educational consultant to several public school systems.
The University of Mount Union will host a variety of events in
celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For a complete list of
events, visit www.mountunion.edu.