4/9/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David Mann, professor of counseling and director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Ashland Theological Seminary, has received a certificate for outstanding achievement from the Ohio Senate.
The certificate, which was sent to Mann from Sen. Keith Faber, president of the Ohio Senate, and Ohio Sen. Larry Obhof, recognized the publishing of Mann’s first book titled “Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life.”
Mann, who was elected president of the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) and the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA), said he “was pleasantly surprised, honored and truly humbled to receive the award from the Ohio Senate.”
The certificate, which was signed by Faber and Obhof, noted, “You have demonstrated exemplary initiative, enthusiasm and perseverance in developing and sharing your skills, and as a result, your new book, titled “Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life” was recently published. Your unwavering commitment to excellence has earned you a reputation as a truly gifted author, and you are deserving of high praise.”
The certificate continued, “You have striven to develop your special talents of expression, and through your work, you have touched, inspired, and gained the respect of many. Your accomplishments are a justifiable source of pride for you and your family, and we are certain that as you continue to pursue your writing interests, you will make invaluable contributions to your community and to the world around you.”