Claudia Carroll (2005)
Cindy Cook (2006)
Chanda Corbett (2006)
Ellen Emerson (2004)
Bert Epstein (2004)
Keith Evashevski (2004)
Wayne Griffin (2004)
Mary Beth Javorek (2006)
Jonathan Kandell (2005)
Angela Londoño-McConnell (2006)
Barbara Palombi (2005)
Jason Parcover (2005)
Chuck Zanone (2004)
Julie Gersch (2004)
January 5, 2005
To the members of the Magoon Family and the University of Maryland Community:
On behalf of the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services (AKA Commission 7) of the American College Personnel Association, I extend our condolences and offer our heartfelt gratitude for the gift that Dr. Magoon was to us.
Many of our members have described Dr. Magoon as a "pioneer in the field;" "someone who stands in a class by himself;" and "a very important and influential person to ACPA and the Commission." While he was all those things to us professionally, those of us who knew him valued him as a generous human being as well.
We have truly lost a friend and a pioneer in university counseling center work. Tom made a significant and enduring impact on the field of college and university counseling and psychological services. Last year, the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services proudly presented Dr. Magoon its highest award – the inaugural Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement. These were just a few of his achievements that we honored:
His influence and tireless work solidified the professional identity of university counseling center work
His program on promising or cutting edge practices called "Innovations" served as the flagship of the program offerings for over 25 years – and is still going on today
His connected to countless number of students and professionals who advised, supervised, and mentored
His significant and exhaustive contributions to the literature through book chapters, journal articles, theoretical pieces, and monographs.
Dr. Magoon demonstrated a passionate dedication and commitment to college counseling and to serving the needs of students. His professional leadership, scholarship, and mentorship in ACPA, CCAPS, and many other professional organizations have been highly valued by generations of those who have been touched by his wisdom and knowledge.