|Veterans Upward Bound announces presentation and open house|
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at UND presents "Homecoming: After 'Boots on the Ground' - Life with Combat Stress" on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. There will be a social at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation by Earl Beal will start at 7 p.m. The event is free and Open to the public.
UND Veterans Upward Bound will also host an open house on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 316 Memorial Union. For more information about VUB or VUB events, please contact Shelle Michaels at Shelle.Michaels@ndsu.edu or 777-6465, or call toll free at 1-800-570-5719.
Earl R. Beal is an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology and Community Service at UND. He has also worked as a research analyst for DefenseWeb Technologies, a company exclusively focused on developing DoD health and family programs. As a research analyst, he consulted with local, area, and national military and civilian leaders regarding contemporary work/life issues. Prior to this, Beal was the director of the Family Support Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
In his capacity as Family Support Center director, he was responsible for providing a full range of individual and family human service programs for all active duty personnel, their families, federal employees, and military retirees residing in a three state area. He has been active in family education and counseling in a variety of settings for more than 30 years. This has included positions as a youth advisor, juvenile court consultant, veteran service counselor, victim/witness advocate and court appointed domestic abuse counselor. He also held faculty positions teaching a range of undergraduate courses for Northland Community and Technical College, and Park University as well as graduate level psychology and management coursework for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
With more than 20 years of continuous military service and 16 years of federal employment, he retired from the Department of the Air Force in 2005. Beal continues to serve on several local and regional health and human service boards and committees. He has earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from UND. He has been married for 46 years and has two sons, three grandsons, and a granddaughter.
-- Shelle Michaels, Shelle.Michaels@ndsu.edu, 777-6465