On Sept. 20, Le Moyne College honored Kay Merrick, West Genesee Director of Counseling Services, with the Edward J. Gorman Award for Excellence in Counseling.
This honor acknowledges Merrick's contributions as a leader in the counseling field. It also recognizes her ability to positively impact the lives of many others in a significant manner, while celebrating the entire school counseling profession.
"Kay has the uncanny ability to make everyone she encounters feel valued," said high school counselor Mary Clancy at the dinner honoring Merrick. "She is so caring, open, honest and intelligent while being innovative and practical. Whether counseling a student, responding to parents, or mentoring another counselor, Kay always makes the time to truly listen -- then she responds with creativity, compassion and a genuine desire to help."