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Professor awarded $750,000 grant to expand rehabilitation, mental health education program

Dr. Lee Za Ong, assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for her project, “Increasing the Supply and Improving the Skills of Qualified Rehabilitation Counselors with Mental Illness Specialties in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.”

The program will significantly increase the supply of personnel trained to work with people with disabilities, particularly those with mental illnesses.