Johanna Workman awarded Georgia Southern’s 2019 Black Heritage Award

Sarah Smith

The 2019 Black Heritage Award was awarded to Johanna Workman, clinical psychologist and Associate Director and Clinical Services Director of Georgia Southern’s Counseling Center.

“This award was one of the few times in my career where I’ve been rewarded instead of punished for looking out for marginalized people,” Workman said. “It was validation that I am going in the right direction, and I am grateful to be recognized with this award.”

The Black Heritage Award honors a staff member who has gone above and beyond to mentor, guide and serve all students, especially those of the African-American population.

Workman created the Black Campus Forum, which provides a venue for black students to connect and discuss their experiences at GS. The forum is a drop-in workshop, held in Russell Union room 2084 each Thursday at 5 p.m.

“I’ve always had an intolerance for injustice around me, and I’ve always engaged in social justice activism,” Workman said.

Workman earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, where she majored in sociology. She then earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California.

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