2007 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Warren

House Resolution 22

(As Adopted by House)

A Resolution honoring Peggy J. Caldwell upon her retirement as Executive Director of the Mississippi Counseling Association.

     WHEREAS, Peggy J. Caldwell has announced her retirement as Executive Director of the Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA), and we now commend her service to the students, staff, parents and citizens of Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Caldwell organized the Pine Belt Counseling Region group in 1976, and served in various offices of MCA, becoming its executive director in 2000; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Caldwell received the regional and state MCA Career Contributor Award in 1997; and 

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Caldwell assisted with the development of guidance curriculum, advised and provided crisis intervention training throughout Mississippi and served the American Counseling Association as a member of the National Crisis Task Force Committee; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Caldwell worked side by side with many state agencies and organizations, including the Mississippi Department of Education, to enhance the success of Mississippi students and bring public awareness to the Mississippi legislators of the crucial role of counselors in our schools and clinical settings; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Caldwell’s greatest legacy will be the individual lives touched through the personal counseling she provided to students, teachers and coastal residents after Hurricane Katrina; and

     WHEREAS, her ability to calm the fears and provide a sense of hope was demonstrated in the more than 50 days of personal time spent in schools in the coastal area and Pine Belt areas in the months following Katrina; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize the efforts of such generous and giving individuals as Mrs. Caldwell, whose work and contributions have had widespread impact upon the life of countless many throughout the State of Mississippi:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and honor Mrs. Peggy J. Caldwell for the years of dedication she has given to the youth and adults in our state to aid them in becoming happy, well adjusted and productive citizens and extend warm wishes for continued success in all her future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mrs. Peggy J. Caldwell and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.