In Memoriam

Dr. Jane E. Myers

by User Not Found | Jan 02, 2015

J_MyersDr. Jane E. Myers, internationally renowned scholar and leader in professional counseling for over 45 years died at her home, 501 Emerald Isle Court, Lexington, NC on December 23, 2014 after months long illness.  Dr. Myers retired from UNCG’s Counseling and Development faculty after 24 years of distinguished service. She previously taught on the counseling faculty for Florida State, Florida, and Ohio University. She also recently retired as Executive Director of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, the third largest counseling membership organization in the world. An avid gardener, wellness advocate, private pilot, friend to nature, an outstanding counselor and mentor, she lived her favorite Gandhi quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

She is preceded in death by her parents, only brother and step grandson, Christopher Spaulding. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Dr. Thomas J.  Sweeney, her step children, spouses, grandchildren,  and great grandchildren: Elizabeth Rose  (Spaulding) and Pat Hitesman, Libby and Justin Evans (Gregory and Annabell) and Sarah Spaulding; Ann and Tim Thompson, Taylor, Jordan and Ryan Thompson, and Kathryn and Scott Bendure and Clancey Sweeney, Josephine Sweeney Rogers, Carter Bendure; Vera Sweeney and mother Wendy Stickler; in addition, her lifelong friend and hospice nurse, Linda Burdic. Special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Daniel Paterson and Donna (DJ) Jones, RN for their loving life long care.

A memorial service is planned for January 17, 2015 at 2 pm St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2105 W. Market St., in Greensboro, NC. For further information please consult the Piedmont Funeral Home in Lexington, NC or call: 336- 248-2366. In lieu of flowers, the family asks please that donations be made to the CSI Jane E. Myers Lifetime Mentor Award: or CSI, 16 Court Square, Lexington, NC 27292. All such donations are tax deducible.


  1. 7 Judy Green, PhD 06 Jan
    Jane's passing is heartbreaking! She touched many lives and influenced the counseling profession in profound ways. Although her legacy will live on, she will be greatly missed!
    Condolences to Tom and her family.
  2. 6 Dr. Deb Majewski 06 Jan
    I was so sad to hear of Dr. Myers passing.  I use her and Dr. Sweeney's work regarding the Wellnes Wheel in the counseling classes that I teach.  What an impact she has made in the field of counseling!
  3. 5 Joseph Dear 06 Jan
    The world has lost a giant in the field of counseling and related professions. Jane Myers was my most admired counseling professional. I am saddened to hear of her passing. May God give Tom and the rest of their family peace to be assured that Jane's work has touched and will continue to touch many, many lives.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Joe Dear
  4. 4 Bob Dobmeier 06 Jan
    Jane, thank you for all you have done for AADA and for the counseling profession. We will miss you.
  5. 3 Frankie Nielsen 09 Jan
    We have lost a great counselor and a wonderful person. Jane was so impressive in every way. Her knowledge, professional dedication and energy for life were an inspiration. 
  6. 2 Daya Singh Sandhu 29 Apr
    Jane was a towering figure in the field of professional counseling. There is hardly any publication in which her name does not appear.  She was a gentle giant who left her everlasting glory and powerful impact on our profession.  She was gentle, a paragon of excellence, a great resource of wisdom, and full of  love for the humanity. We shall miss her dearly, but we shall meet her often in her numerous publications. May  God bless her soul and now she may rest in peace.  Daya Singh Sandhu                                                                  
  7. 1 Mahmood 29 Nov
    I have always enjoyed reading Dr. Jane E. Myers work on wellness counseling. It is something at the core of my counseling practice. Her demise was such a great loss, but her work will live forever. 


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