Counselor Education


May 2016

Congratulations to our CNED Graduates!  We're so proud of you!  

May 2016 CNED grads


April 2016

WIU Department of Counselor Education Graduate students Lauren Isaacson and Alicia Means presented their work at the 2016 Student Research Conference located at WIU-QC on Friday, April 29th, 2016. Two posters were presented covering information on service learning and community impact as well as a research proposal for an inventory on subjective caregiver burden. The students would like to thank Dr. Leslie W. O’Ryan and Dr. Carrie Alexander-Albritton for mentoring and guiding them. Great job students!

Means Isaacson Student Research Conf. April 2016

June 9th 2015

Students from Dr. Alexander-Albritton's recent Adventure Based Counseling class having a bonding experience! This is from course CN433








Change of Address

If you have a change of address, phone number (work, cell, home), or name, remember to let our office know! Please call the Department at 309-762-1876 or by email at It is important that we have correct contact information! Thank you! You must also inform the University of these changes via STARS.

CNED Listserv

This is the main means of communication of important information and updates that directly affect the CNED student. Messages are sent daily which can impact your progress in the Department. 
NOTE: This is a moderated listserv (for current students only) and all communications are approved prior to being published.

ECOM / WIU E-mail Account

This is the email account that ends in All WIU students have an ECOM e-mail available to them – but it must be activated by the student. Please follow the instructions on the GUAVA website to activate your account (Email Options - Guava Activation).

Your WIU e-mail account is the only way Western Illinois University and the Department of Counselor Education will contact you when communicating by e-mail. No personal e-mail accounts will be recognized. Thank you!