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College Presents "How to Avoid Finding Mr./Mrs. Wrong"

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Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Westminster College kicks off the spring semester sessions of its "Get Real!" life preparation series Thursdays, Feb. 4 and 11, with "How to Avoid Finding Mr./Mrs. Wrong" presented by Dr. William Evans, Westminster professor of counselor education and coordinator of the counselor education program in the Graduate Program, and Babs Quincy, Westminster counselor.

The two-part session focuses on helping people to develop skills in finding out if a person is the right choice for a long-term relationship before getting seriously involved.

Evans, who has been with Westminster since 2001, earned his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University, his master's from Youngstown State University, and his Ph.D. from Kent State University. He is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor. Evans has been published in several refereed journals and presents workshops regionally and nationally on counseling-related topics.

Quincy, who joined Westminster in 1998, earned an undergraduate degree from Gordon College and master's from Westminster.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the "Get Real!" series acquaints students with life after college. It provides helpful advice on financial planning; banking; medical care; consumer and personal legal matters; apartment, auto, and house hunting; getting the most out of leisure activities; and preparing for lifelong relationships.

Each session covers a different topic and runs from 12:40-1:50 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room. Attendance is limited to 25 students, with preference given to juniors and seniors. Three additional sessions are scheduled for the spring semester: "TriBeCa/SoHo: 2BR/2BA," March 4; "Knowing the Fundamentals of Personal Finance," March 25; and "Strengths Finder," April 29.

Contact Katie Pifer, resident director, at (724) 946-7913 or e-mail for additional information.