Name: Kevin P. Mick
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Becoming program director for the chemical dependency counseling curriculumat Dundalk Community College, after one semester as an instructor inthe program
Residence; hometown: Emory Hills near Finksburg; born in Gettysburg and raised in Milford, Del.
Education: Bachelor of science in psychology, with a minor in sociology, from Frostburg StateUniversity in 1980; master's degree in counseling from Western Maryland College in 1983; certification as a chemical dependency counselorin 1984
Family: Wife: Susan Mick, 33, social worker at Carroll County Health Department; daughter: Laurel, 4
Activities/hobbies: Works part time at Race Pace/Cross Country Cycles; also bicycling, canoeing, backpacking, picnicking and other outdoor activities with his family
Accomplishments: Worked as a counselor for 10 years; past member of the Maryland Addictions Counselor Certification Board, an independent, non-profit group that certifies counselors; taught workshops for seven years and developed courses for the Office for the Education and Training for Addictions Services, a part of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; was curriculum project leader for the state's Drugs in the Workplace training
Recipient's comments: "It's important that people get an understanding of the process of chemical dependency and how it affects both the individual and their significant others. What our curriculum attempts to do is provide not only the theoretical but also the skill-based training to better prepare individuals for this exciting and demanding career. One of the things I think is really important as an instructor is to take the theoretical and present to students how the information relates to real-world situations."