Limestone University Director of the Sib Collins Counseling Center Mary Campbell and Master of Social Work candidate Leslie Abraham were recognized for their notable endeavors in the field of social work at the recent 57th Annual South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA) conference in Hilton Head.
As recipient of the Outstanding Administrator Award, Campbell was recognized by the SCCA for her role as an administrator who, in their words, has had profound and lasting impact on the
counseling and helping profession. While administrators from within the profession are obvious
potential nominees for the award, qualifications and experience as a counselor are not prerequisites to nomination.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Master of Education in Counseling program, Campbell serves not only as Director of Limestone’s counseling center, but also as an adjunct instructor in the Psychology department. Prior to her over 20 years of experience at Limestone, Campbell worked as a Prevention Grant Project Coordinator for Keystone Substance Abuse Services, Prevention Specialist for Dorchester County Alcohol & Drug Commission, a Domestic Violence Counselor for Family Services, Inc., and a School Counselor for K-8th grade.
“Mary is honorable and caring,” said Limestone Assistant Professor of Social Work Aubrey Sejuit. “As an outstanding administrator, she is organized, hard-working, passionate, professional, and competent. Every decision she makes is full of wisdom and integrity. She was instrumental in expanding the Sib Collins Counseling Center’s reach to Online Program students at Limestone’s Columbia, Charleston, Florence, and Greenville Student Service Centers.”
Abraham was awarded the Human Rights Award at the SCCA conference. The award is designed to recognize a counselor or helping professional who has demonstrated leadership and made major contributions in human rights in South Carolina.
Currently employed with the South Carolina Department of Social Services as a Connect Agent in the Division of Program Support, Abraham is responsible for answering client calls regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for the state.
A veteran of the Air Force, Abraham earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science Human Services in 2018 from Central Carolina Technical College. While earning the degree, she worked in the Veterans Resource Center assisting veterans and their dependents with their educational benefits.
Abraham is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Veterans Trio Upward Bound, and Student Veterans of America. In December of 2020, she earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Limestone where she was inducted into Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society and Salute Veterans Honor Society.
“Fundraising, bringing awareness, and volunteerism are just some of the ways that Leslie fulfills her responsibility as a helping professional and human rights advocate,” Sejuit noted.