In Memoriam

  • Mark Pope

    Mar 7, 2023
    Mark Pope, the 52nd president of the American Counseling Association (2003-2004), died at his home Jan. 29, 2023. He was 70.
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  • David Robert Rasse

    Mar 7, 2023
    David Robert Rasse passed away on December 25, 2022. He started his career as a drug and alcohol counselor in Clinton and Sedalia, Missouri, and later he founded David R. Rasse & Associates in Marshall, Missouri.
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  • Thelma Duffey

    Mar 7, 2023
    Thelma Duffey, a respected and beloved member of the counseling profession, died Dec. 30, 2022, in San Antonio. She was 68.
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  • Hillary Press

    Jan 13, 2023
    Hillary Press, a former ACA Southern Region chair, ACA Southern Region Governing Council representative and president of the Virginia Counselors Association, passed away in November.
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  • Richard E. Watts

    Oct 19, 2022
    Richard E. Watts, an American Counseling Association Fellow and noted scholar of Adlerian psychology, died on Sept. 2 in Huntsville, Texas.
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  • Norman Sprinthall

    May 5, 2022
    Norman Sprinthall, a longtime counselor educator and noted expert in educational psychology, passed away in March at age 90.
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  • Samuel T. Gladding

    Jan 4, 2022
    Samuel T. Gladding, a past president of ACA, longtime professor at Wake Forest University and universally beloved figure in the counseling profession, died Dec. 6 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was 76.
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  • Catherine Roland

    Nov 10, 2021
    Catherine Roland, a past-president of the American Counseling Association (2016-2017), longtime counselor educator and important contributor to the counseling profession, passed away this month in New Orleans.
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  • Robert L. Smith

    Aug 4, 2021
    Robert L. Smith, the 63rd president of the American Counseling Association, passed away on July 9. A longtime counselor educator, he was instrumental in founding the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), an ACA division.
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  • Douglas Gross

    Jun 21, 2021
    Doug Gross, a former counselor educator at Arizona State University, ACA Governing Council member and president of the Association for Humanistic Counseling, passed away in May.
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  • Clemmont E. Vontress

    Apr 19, 2021
    Clemmont Vontress devoted his life to deepening the counseling field’s consciousness of the racism that many times emerged in the therapeutic relationship, the profession and the wider society.
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  • Barbara Varenhorst

    Apr 16, 2021
    Barbara Varenhorst, a longtime member of the American Counseling Association and an important contributor to the field of school counseling, passed away in February.
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  • A. Scott McGowan

    Apr 9, 2021
    A. Scott McGowan, an ACA leader who garnered an international, national, regional and local reputation for scholarship and service to the counseling profession, passed away on March 4.
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  • Larry Ashley

    Feb 22, 2021
    Larry Ashley, an ACA Fellow who dedicated more than 45 years of his life to being a researcher, counselor and professor specializing in trauma and addictions, passed away in December.
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  • Betty Knox

    Feb 1, 2021
    ACA Past President Betty Knox is remembered for her compelling leadership, prodigious knowledge and unwavering determination to garnering school counseling a seat at the educational policymaking table.
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  • Sunny Hansen

    Jan 14, 2021
    ACA Past President Sunny Hansen is remembered for her pioneering work on gender issues in career development, as well as decades spent as a counselor educator, mentor and friend to many in the counseling profession.
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  • J. Barry Mascari

    Aug 24, 2020
    J. Barry Mascari, an ACA Fellow, counselor educator and visionary leader in the counseling profession, passed away in May from complications from COVID-19.
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  • Vivian Lee

    May 15, 2020
    Vivian Victoria Lee, a longtime ACA member and wife of ACA Past President Courtland Lee, passed away in May 2020.
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  • Pamela Pagliochini

    Feb 11, 2020
    Pamela Pagliochini, a New York City career development counselor who helped hundreds of clients find their ideal job, passed away in November 2019. Using humor, compassion, and when needed, bluntness, she also helped clients identify destructive patterns and family-of-origin issues that interfered with improving career and quality of life goals.
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  • H. Allan Dye

    Dec 18, 2019
    Herschel Allan (Al) Dye, professor emeritus of Rollins College, passed away Nov. 27 at age 88. In addition to his exemplary contributions in the area of group work in counseling, Al also contributed significantly in the area of supervision.
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