Dr. M. LaVelle Hendricks Endowment
Dr. LaVelle Hendricks joined the faculty in 2001. He has been involved in higher education and counselor education for 17 years. Dr. Hendricks’s background is in student affairs in higher education, including assistant director of a student center, director of student activities, associate dean of students and director of special programs. He is extensively involved in civic and community affairs including serving on the Board of Directors of the Commerce Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors for the Northeast Drug and Alcohol Council, Board of Directors of the Northeast Texas Choral Society, Board of Trustees for Hopkins County Unity Among People. Dr. Hendricks has helped to develop tutorial programs for elementary and middle schools and is founder and director of “the Unfinished Agenda.” His professional membership includes the Texas Counseling Association, N.A.A.C.P., Southern Association for College Student Affairs, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. His primary areas of research are multicultural education and the contemporary college student. In the department Dr. Hendricks usually teaches courses in student affairs, counseling diverse populations, and introduction to the counseling profession.