Meet Nov. Scholar of the Month Nevin Heard

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Congratulations to November Holmes Scholar of the Month Nevin Heard!

Heard is a second-year doctoral student in the counselor education program at the University of Central Florida. He is the program coordinator for the Situational Environmental Circumstances Mentorship Research Project, a mentor liaison for the Counselor Education Doctoral Student Organization, and a board member for the Cultural Encounter Committee of the Multicultural Research Center Initiative.Heard is also a founding member and doctoral representative for the Multicultural Partnership of Organizers for Equity and Resilience (M-POWER) in the hopes of creating a newly recognized university organization to support counseling students.

Concerned about HIV/AIDS and committed to raising awareness in his local community, Heard volunteers in testing individuals for HIV/AIDS in the Orlando area. He also has organized a team to participate and raise funds as well as awareness during the annual AIDS Walk Orlando.

Heard’s passion for counseling, leadership, and service is a clear example of the tenets of the Holmes Program. The Scholar of the Month Committee congratulates him on this recognition!

To nominate a Holmes Scholar of the Month, follow the directions at this link and send the nomination to Terrance McNeil at

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Michelle Mitchell

University of Central Florida

Terrance McNeil

Holmes Scholar, Florida A&M University.