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Alice Baty
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 251)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 6749)

BA, art education, Eastern Michigan University
MS, art education, University of Kansas
MS, counseling education, Emporia State University

Campus Involvement: KU dual degree partnership, Pre-Pharmacy Club sponsor, Sunflower Grant mentor
Educational Interests: veterans issues, pre-pharmacy programs, arts curricula, international students

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Angie Claussen
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 217)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4086)

BA, psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BS, counseling, University of Kansas

Campus Involvement: faculty adviser to strengths advisory council, sexual assault response team, counselor to women’s soccer team
Professional Interests: StrengthsQuest, positive psychology, student success, human sexuality

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Patricia Donaldson
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 233)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4424)

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Ron Frigault, PhD, LCPC
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 251)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 3969)

BS, psychology, Michigan State University
MEd, counseling and personnel services, University of Missouri-Columbia
PhD, educational administration, University of Texas at Austin

Campus Involvement: faculty adviser to fire science advisory board, behavioral intervention team, classroom teacher, career-life planning, financial aid appeals, intern supervisor
Professional Interests: mental health issues (particularly depression and anxiety), crisis intervention (stress management, spiritual development, grief and navigating life’s ups and downs), Myers-Briggs personality test, Strong Interest Inventory interpretation

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Jill Konen, MS, LPC
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 222)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4371)

BA, psychology, University of Kansas
MS, counseling psychology, University of Kansas

Campus Involvement: counselor to volleyball and dance teams, member of the mental health forum (a campuswide committee focusing on bringing awareness to mental health issues)
Professional Interests: assisting students with anxiety, depression and eating disorders

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Melanie Roberts
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 231)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4085)

BS, psychology, Iowa State University
MA, counseling and student development, University of Iowa

Campus Involvement: administration of justice, College Now liaison (Shawnee Mission schools), women's basketball team liaison, Sunflower Grant (first-generation students)
Professional Interests: working with students deciding on a major, adult students returning to college and all students needing assistance with educational planning

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Carrie Thompson
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 237)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4236)

BS, psychology, Kansas State University
MS, counseling, Emporia State University

Campus Involvement: mental health forum, counselor to women’s softball team
Counseling/Educational Interests: deciding students, eating disorders, anxiety, ADD/ADHD

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Annette Maassen-Spates
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 234)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 2856)

MA, counseling, University of Northern Iowa