Press Release for Wednesday, June 1, 2016
UNF Student Selected for NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program-Youth
Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
of Public Relations
Fulterius King, a graduate student majoring in
clinical mental health counseling at the University of North Florida, was
selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation’s
Minority Fellowship Program-Youth. He will receive funding and training to
support his education and facilitate service to underserved minority
populations, with a focus on transition-age youth, ages 16 to 25.
“I am honored to be recognized as a fellow
within this prestigious organization,” said King, who in addition to his
studies is working as a case manager at Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth
Network. “As a fellow within the program, I will receive supervision, training
and mentoring from established professionals within the mental health
The goal of the
fellowship program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral
health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by
increasing the number of available culturally competent behavioral health
professionals. King and 30 other master’s-level counseling students will each
receive an $8,000 education award from NBCC.
King’s career goal is to become a counseling
psychologist working at a private practice. He is interested in working with
at-risk adolescents and young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, intersex and asexual individuals and African-Americans.
“My passion is to make mental health services
and resources more accessible for this group and other minority populations,”
received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia State University. He
is a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic
Honor Society and Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.
The NBCC Foundation
is the nonprofit affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the
nation’s premiere professional certification board devoted to credentialing
counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of
nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus,
offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the
opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.