Paris C. Pruitt Named Holmes January Scholar of the Month, The Pennsylvania State University
Congratulations to Paris C. Pruitt, the distinguished Holmes Scholar of the Month for January 2024. Pruitt (she/her/they) is a Black feminist counselor educator and advocate for Black girls. A National Certified Counselor and licensed professional school counselor in both Maryland and Connecticut, Pruitt centers her research around supporting the academic, social/emotional, and career needs of Black girls to educate school counselors and community partners.
Pruitt has worked as a professional school counselor in Maryland and Connecticut. In 2016, she founded the non-profit “Imprint Initiative, Inc”, which provides scholarships, mentoring programs, and workshops, to help students discover their passions and define success for themselves. Upholding her principles of service as a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Pruitt was named “Activist of the Year” by the University of Connecticut’s chapter of the NAACP in 2019 and awarded the Community Service Award from the Phi Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta.
Currently, Pruitt is pursuing a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at The Pennsylvania State University. She holds an M.A. in educational psychology with an emphasis in counselor education and counseling psychology and a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Connecticut.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Paris C. Pruitt for being recognized as the exceptional Holmes Scholar of the Month for January 2024 due to her outstanding achievements.
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