Reality Check Fact #2

Over 50% of PSU students report having 4 or fewer drinks each week, if they drink at all.

Fact taken from 2009 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU.

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Michael Fischler

Michael came to PSU in 1970.  He is Director of the Counseling and Human Relations Center.

His credentials are:

  • B. Ed., University Miami, Florida
  • M. Ed., University of Miami, Florida
  • Ed. D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Biographical data:

Along with being the Director of the Counseling and Human Relations Center, Michael is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum. He is active in public speaking; presenting workshops; teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; writing; and always striving to learn and to understand.  His academic focus is on culture, diversity, and understanding human beings through theory related to social behavior.  Pervasive in his work is a deep commitment to serving others, especially those struggling to find meaning and joy in their lives.  His work at the Counseling and Human Relations Center enables him to apply the theory he teaches serving the lives of others.

PSU committees and involvements are:

Meaningful work has no boundaries. Michael’s efforts are directed toward enlivening and contributing toward the growth of adaptive social behavior within the campus community. Historically, he founded the Counseling and Human Relations Center in 1974 and was its first counselor and director (and only employee).  Amongst other pursuits, he participated in the founding of our campus’s first minority student alliance.  Similarly he was amongst the first supporters of our campus’s GLBT alliance.  He remains active in supporting both constituencies, as well as other subgroups ranging from veterans to Greek organizations (as an advisor to a campus sorority).  In our community, he was a founder of “First Star Tonight” (an organization that continues to serve chronically and terminally ill children and young adults).  He is Chair of the Graduate Faculty.

Mike’s hobbies include:

Laughing; learning; lecturing; closeness to family, friends and students; eating good food; watching sports; traveling; and playing (somewhat primitively) guitar.

Likes:

Making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Dislikes:

When he doesn’t make a positive difference in the lives of others.

In Plymouth Magazine

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When Mae Williams ’14G enrolled in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program in the fall of 2012, she was drawn to the strength of a program in which, she says, “The professors are not academics locked away amidst a pile of books, but are actually out in the field on a daily basis, […]