Dr. Yolanda Edwards, a professor at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), recently received the Sylvia Walker Education Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitations Concerns (NAMRC), the division of the National Rehabilitation Association that promotes ethical and state-of-the-art practices in rehabilitation.

Edwards is the coordinator of the M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Professional Studies in WSSU’s School of Education and Human Performance.  She was recognized for her innovative curriculum developments that have increased student certification as rehabilitation counselors from 43 percent to 75 percent.  The award was also based on her national activities that help provide access to educational opportunities in rehabilitation counseling for minority students.  Edwards had previously received the Joyce Keener Award in acknowledgement of her service to the association. Read Full WSSU