Bemak received Outstanding Faculty award from state

Fred Bemak, MEd 1971 and EdD 1975, a professor and academic program coordinator of George Mason University’s counseling and development program, received  a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Bemak is one of 12 recipients selected from 83 nominees, and the 21st  George Mason recipient since the award’s inception in 1987.
Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Bemak's wife and also a professor in the counseling and development program, was similarly honored in 2013.

Bemak is the founder and director of the University’s Diversity Research and Action Consortium. He also founded Counselors Without Borders, which provides culturally responsive humanitarian counseling to those in disaster situations around the world. In March, hewill take a small group of Mason faculty and graduate students to Puerto Rico, to help those still recovering emotionally from Hurricane Maria.  More about Bemak at

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