Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Terri Howe

An Outstanding Islander

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Students Are Top Priority
No matter what position Terri Howe holds at the Island University, it’s always been about helping students. The assistant director of Career Services, who earned two degrees at the University (’91 Bachelor of Arts in Communication and ’04 Master of Science in Counseling), held her first job on campus as a Financial Aid clerk in 1994. Later she was a degree counselor for the College of Arts and Humanities (now College of Liberal Arts) and a career counselor. Now, Howe oversees, mentors and evaluates all full-time career counselors and more than 100 internships, including those for the Small Business Program. In April, she also passed her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam. She is the 2004-2005 recipient of the University’s Employee Excellence Award and is a member of several organizations including the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society, the National Career Development Association, the American Counseling Association and the University’s Disabilities Advisory Council (DAC). As part of DAC, Howe helps solve accessibility issues on campus. She has given several presentations including “How to Write a Resume/Interview for a Job” for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Division of Blind Services, and others for the Westside Business Association and the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Also, Howe demonstrates a desire to help those in need. During her vacations, the part-time missionary has assisted with disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Katrina. She has also worked with the underprivileged in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jamaica and Mexico.

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