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Thelma M. Urbick

March 28, 2001

Thelma M. Urbick, emerita in counselor education and counseling psychology, died March 13 in Kalamazoo. She was 80.

Urbick retired from the University in 1990 following more than 21 years of service as a faculty member. Active in professional organizations, she served as president of the Michigan Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and received the Outstanding Service to the Profession award in 1979 from that organization.

A native of Kalamazoo, she earned bachelor's and master's degrees from WMU, then taught English in the Portage Public Schools and worked as a counselor in the Kalamazoo Public Schools in the 1960s. She earned a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in 1968 and began teaching at WMU in 1969.

Memorial donations may be made through the WMU Foundation to an endowment established in her name for outstanding doctoral students in the area of counselor education.

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