Dr. Aubrey L. Sejuit, Assistant Professor of Counseling at the Lenoir-Rhyne University was recently recognized in The State's Top 20 Under 40. Each year the The State Media Company honors 20 people under the age of 40 annually who are making a difference in The Midlands of Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to her role as an assistant professor, Dr. Sejuit serves as Coordinator for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program at LR's Center for Graduate Studies in Columbia.
In addition to the honor, Dr. Sejuit was selected as one of two guest speakers at the awards ceremony which was held in March at the Capital City Club. She spoke of her service as an Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran and experience in Basic Training at Fort Jackson when she was just 17-years-old. For her extensive service as an Intelligence Analyst in Baghdad, she was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal.
Dr. Sejuit received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of South Carolina (USC) where she was awarded Chi Sigma Iota's "Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year" and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Leadership. She was also nominated for the M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101. Dr. Sejuit earned her Master of Social Work from Syracuse University with a certificate in Women and Gender Studies, and her Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum with a certificate in Diversity in Community from Penn State University. Her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and History are also from Penn State.
Prior to joining Lenoir-Rhyne, Dr. Sejuit taught at USC and the Columbia campus of Limestone College. She is a licensed master social worker and credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor both in South Carolina and New York. Her areas of interest include addiction, veterans' affairs, educational attainment, child welfare, and special populations.
Dr. Sejuit serves as the Ritual Advisor for the Lambda Theta chapter of Phi Mu at USC and enjoys doing community service with the Junior League of Columbia. In addition, she serves as a board member on the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center Mental Health Veterans Advisory Council.
Originally from Shamokin, Pennsylvania, Dr. Sejuit and her husband Matthew, an OIF veteran and Navy Corpsman, reside in Columbia.