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educator , counseling administrator

Harriet Gardin Fields, American counseling administrator, educator. Licensed professional counselor and supervisor; national board certified counselor and career counselor. Recipient inaugural Woodrow Wilson award Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C., 1994, President's Distinguished Service award National Organization Black County Officials, 1996, numerous human relations and outstanding service awards.

Background

Fields, Harriet Gardin was born on February 25, 1944 in Pasco, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Harry C. and Ethel Jenell (Rochelle) Gardin.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, South Carolina. State University, Orangeburg, 1966;Master of Education, University of Southern California, 1974.

Career

Teacher, Richaldn School District, Columbia, South Carolina., 1966-1967 73-76;counselor supervisor, South Carolina. Department Corrections, Columbia, 1971-1973;counselor, Techinal Education System, West Columbia, South Carolina., 1967-1970;executive director, Bethlehem Community Center, Columbia, 1976-1979;human relations consultant, Calhoun County Schools, St. Matthews, South Carolina., 1979-1982;admission counselor, Allen U., Columbia, 1982-1983;president, consultant, H.G. Fields Association, Columbia, since 1973. Executive director Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Columbia, 1984-1987.

Achievements

  • Licensed professional counselor and supervisor. National board certified counselor and career counselor.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

With Richland County Council, Columbia, 1989-1997, chair, 1993-1997. 2d vice chair Richland County Democratic Party, Columbia, 1984-1988. Secretary Statewide Reapportionment Committee, 1990-1997.

Richland Lexington Immunization Committee, 2003, Hope for Kids, The Lifeline: Mission to Families. Board commissioners Midlands Technology College, since 2001. Vice chair Enterprise Campus Authority, since 2007.

Member American Counseling Association (resolutions chair Southern branch 1993-1994, parlimentarian 1998-2000, governing council, co-chair public policy committee since 2006, chair since 2008), South Carolina Counseling Association (chair government relations 1985-1999, president 1982, chair public policy counseling committee), Association Multicultural Counseling Development (vice president for African American concerns 1999-2000, representative to American Counseling Association governing council 2000-2003), South Carolina Coalition Public Health, National Association Counties (board directors 1996, bylaws and election committee 1996-1997), National Association Counties (employment steering committee 1993-1997, chair youth subcommittee employment steering 1995-1997, vice chair 1993-1994), American Business Women's Association (president Midlands chapter 1998-1999), Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading.

Connections

Married Avery C. Fields (deceased). 1 child, Avery C.

father:
Harry C. Gardin

mother:
Ethel Jenell (Rochelle) Gardin

spouse:
Avery C. Fields

child:
Avery C. Fields