Solomon Named Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to October Holmes Scholar of the Month Coralis Solomon!

Solomon is a second-year doctoral student in the counselor education program at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her research interests are mindfulness and self-compassion in counseling.

Solomon has worked in La Amistad, a community agency where she provided mental health services to individuals suffering from traumatic experiences. She is currently coordinating an in-school community counseling clinic for a partnership with the UCF counselor education program and Seminole County Public Schools. This endeavor is serving as an excellent opportunity for counseling students to get a chance to work with a population they may not see in the clinic on campus. In addition, this partnership offers free services to families so they can take advantage of mental health counseling that they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Solomon’s nominator had this to say about her: “Coralis is an amazing source of support and mentorship. She inspires individuals through her accomplishments, and her personality is like none other. She is caring, considerate, and passionate about her work and her relationships with others. She is a true Holmes Scholar.”

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Whitney Watkins

Holmes Scholars Council President, 2015-2017