Frank & Ann Nugent Mental Health Counseling Graduate Scholarship

$875 raised so far in memory of Frank and Ann to support the mental health counseling graduate program they helped establish at WWU.

Frank & Ann Nugent Mental Health Counseling Graduate Scholarship

Frank and Ann Nugent were longtime members of the WWU Community, dating back to 1961 when Frank took a position as a faculty member in Western's Psychology Department.

Frank was the co-founder of Western's Counseling Center, serving as director from 1962 to 1973. Frank spearheaded and coordinated the development of Western’s MEd. in school counseling (1963), and the M.S. degree in mental health counseling (1978). His dedication to the profession has paved the way for the education and training of countless counselors here at Western. 

Frank is the author of the seminal book, Introduction to the Profession of Counseling, and Ann served as his editor on several editions. 

Ann received an M.A. in History from Western in 1970, and from 1976 to 1982 she worked with the Lummi Nation as a historian, writing publications on subjects such as fishing rights, education, and the Lummi elders. 

In 2012, Ann founded this memorial graduate scholarship in Frank's name with the hope to continue the commitment toward mental health counseling at Western. In 2022, the Nugent family added Ann's name to the scholarship to honor her longtime commitment to the Western Community and mental health counseling.  

All contributions to this scholarship go towards supporting eligible students to pursue graduate studies in mental health counseling at Western. Please make your gift today in memory of Frank and Ann, who did so much for WWU and the community.


Pictured: Frank and Ann in 1954 soon after they first met as teachers in Northern California

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