70-year-old Lillie Smith ‘just keeps going,’ earns master’s degree during Montgomery Campus’ fall commencement ceremony

Lillie Smith is hooded as she received her master's degree during the fall commencement ceremony at the Montgomery Campus on Dec. 18.

Lillie Smith is hooded as she received her master's degree during the fall commencement ceremony at the Montgomery Campus on Dec. 18.

When 70-year-old Lillie Thompson Smith walked across the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts stage at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus on Dec. 18 to receive her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, it was the realization of a lifelong dream and the culmination of a lot of hard work. However, the new TROY graduate…

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Careers That Change Lives: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Being an active listener is an important skill for a counselor.

Being an active listener is an important skill for a counselor.

Few professions in the world today have a bigger impact on our ability to live happier, healthier and more productive daily lives than clinical mental health counseling.

This has been the case throughout the history of the profession, from its roots in the early 1900s to the adoption of comprehensive training standards for mental health counselors…

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