TU Psychology Graduate Student Wins Award from Tulsa Mental Health Association

Thursday, December 02, 1999

Victoria McCoy, a Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program at The University of Tulsa, has won the Tulsa Mental Health Association’s executive director’s special commendation for outstanding service and dedication to the association.

McCoy won the award Nov. 9 for her work coordinating and teaching TU’s undergraduate practicum in abnormal psychology under the supervision of TU psychology professor Elana Newman. In the one-credit practicum, undergraduates volunteer at a residential facility and meet weekly with McCoy to discuss issues related to mental illness.

McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree in 1993 in psychology from Old Dominion University and a master’s in counseling from Regent University in 1995. She is the daughter of Suzanne Blackwell of Norfolk, Va., and graduated in 1978 from Granby High School in Norfolk.

At Regent University McCoy received the Beasley Scholarship recognizing academic achievement, community service, leadership and personal maturity. Her community service includes five years as a volunteer for Onesimus Ministries, a half-way house for paroled ex-offenders, in Chesapeake, Va.