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Ronald E. Hays and Nancy Scheller Hays Art Therapy Endowment Fund 2011 Award Winner

December 14, 2011

On December 1, 2011 student Jewelie Sluzas became the recipient of a scholarship award from the Ronald E. Hays and Nancy Scheller Hays Art Therapy Endowment Fund, which supports students in the Art Therapy Master’s program in CNHP’s Creative Arts in Therapy Department.

Ron Hays recently retired as Clinical Associate Professor within the Creative Arts in Therapy Department, having served as the Director of the Program. During his tenure at Drexel, Ron developed 10 new courses for the Creative Arts in Therapy Program. Ron also served a six-year term as Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. He was instrumental in securing Pennsylvania state licensing for Creative Arts Therapists as Professional Counselors. Mr. Hays is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Ron has received several awards during his distinguished career, most recently the Drexel Alumni Association's Special Distinction Award.