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 2015 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU.


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Gary Goodnough


  • Ph.D Counselor Education and Supervision: University of Virginia, 1995
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education: University of Virginia, 1986
  • BSEd. Elementary Education: University of Delaware, 1981

Gary is a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a national certified counselor (NCC). He is an active member in the American Counseling Association, The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.


-After a career as a public school teacher and counselor, Gary came to Plymouth State as a professor and counselor in 1995. In addition to his work as a therapist at the Counseling and Human Relations Center he is the chairperson of PSU’s Counselor Education and School Psychology Department.

Counseling Approach and Areas of Specialization:

-Gary’s counseling work focuses on helping students come to terms with their childhood and teenage experiences. He has special interests in issues affecting the personal growth of university men and women.


Gary’s professional interests are in the areas of counseling ethics, empathy development, and career development

In Plymouth Magazine

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The Best Job Perk Ever

 An Interview with Donald Hall ■ Diane Jeffrey ’97, Director of the Silver Center for the Arts When I tell people that I am director of PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts, they often say “That sounds like fun!” Not only do I confirm their suspicions, I often tell them about the fascinating people I […]

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Building a First-Year Class

PSU’s overwhelming success with enrollment for the 2015–16 academic year was the result of focused multi-year investments in admissions, marketing, academic and co-curricular programs, and new and repurposed facilities.

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Coach for a Day

Dean of the First-Year Experience Mark Fischler is a professor, mentor, and friend to countless students. But this past September, he was also a coach for the Panther football team.