Crescent City college briefs for May 27, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Carlos OchoaÑDevin Ochoa, who played football and baseball as a student at Archbishop Rummel High School, has achieved Neely Premium Credentials recognition at Texas Christian University.

OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE: Our Lady of Holy Cross College has awarded its first doctor of philosophy degree.

Kristi McCaskill, an associate vice president at the National Board of Certified Counselors in Greensboro, North Carolina, was to receive the Ph.D. degree in counselor education and supervision at commencement ceremonies May 17.

OLHCC began offering the doctorate degree in fall of 2013. The program requires a minimum of 114 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, and includes doctoral level courses in counseling, supervision of counselors, college teaching and research.

McCaskill’s dissertation examined traits of counselors who were disciplined by a certification board for ethical violations.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY: Devin Ochoa, a member of the Class of 2011 at Archbishop Rummel High School, is one of three students at Texas Christian University to achieve Neeley Premium Credentials recognition. Neeley Premium Credentials is a professional development program focused on providing business students with the skills identified by employers to succeed. The program involves a personal development plan, internships and projects within the TCU community.