ELLISVILLE – Jones College’s Office of Student Affairs will be hosting its annual Black History Leadership Program on Thursday, February 27, at 10:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. in the Home & Health Auditorium on the Ellisville campus. The public is invited to attend this free event to hear a performance by members of the JC Concert Choir directed by Dr. Joel Dunlap and the keynote speaker, Dr. Angel Brutus, who serves as the Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology and is a member of Mississippi State University’s Sports Medicine and Performance team. She will speak on the event theme, “Transform for a Purpose.”
“I believe Dr. Brutus has the experience and expertise to help our campus community ‘Transform for a Purpose’ as we all strive to become the best version of ourselves,” said event coordinator & Jones College’s Assistant to the President for Leadership Training, Dr. Samuel Jones. “I believe Black History is all about learning from the past, envisioning a better future and implementing those triggering insights in the present as we live our lives as students and employees at Jones College. In order to make the world a better place, it’s important to start with ourselves.”
Dr. Brutus provides clinical and performance enhancement services to address MSU’s sports culture. Her training includes Licensed Professional Counseling, Certified Rehabilitation Counseling and Sport-Performance Psychology. She serves as co-chair for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s (AASP) Nominations Leadership and Development Committee, Former Co-coordinator for the Association’s Race & Ethnicity in Sports Special Interest Group (SIG) – member of additional SIGs (Women in Sport, Eating Disorders in Sport, Adaptive Sport & Physical Activity) and she is an active member of other committees within the Association (Ethics and Community Outreach). Dr. Brutus recently secured designation as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) as recognized by AASP. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the American Psychological Association, where she currently serves as junior program chair for Division 47 and secretary for Section 2 – Performance Psychology.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her three daughters, husband and mother, engage as a community volunteer with philanthropic organizations targeting at-risk youth and mentoring students interested in pursuing careers in the helping profession.