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State University Manager

Oak Forest, Illinois, United States
May 23, 2018

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Laura Ann Cobb

***** ******* ***. ***. *-*** 708-***-**** Oak Forest, IL 60452

Professional Summary

Nationally certified (#82339), Licensed Professional Counselor (#178.005372) with 4000+ supervised client-contact hours.

25+ years proven ability to develop, maintain, and document client records.

Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with individuals/agencies of diverse personalities and backgrounds.

Certified Family Life Educator, National Council on Family Relations.

Superior teamwork ability; skilled in multi-tasking under stressful conditions.

Dynamic presenter with experience in 700+ public speaking engagements.

Exceptional writing, planning and leadership skills.

Competent and knowledgeable of counseling techniques and theories.

Experienced and skilled college-level instructor with 15+ years in teaching a variety of classes related to Sociology, Family Studies, Human Development, Sexual Harassment, Conflict Dissolution, Ethics, Interpersonal Relationships, Gender, and Couples Communication.

Professional Experience

University of Phoenix/Illinois State University/University of Maryland University of College/South Suburban Community College January 2003 – June 2016

Developed, coordinated, and conducted classroom activities for 1500+ college students over a 13 year period.

Developed all instructional methods and materials; maintained student records.

Provided guidance, consultation, and assistance to 30+ students with grievances and appeals.

Independently organized, implemented, and established priorities for an original research program.

Gathered, synthesized, evaluated, analyzed, and interpreted research data from a variety of sources.

Insured the confidentiality, accuracy, and completeness of individual data recording, tabulation, and analysis.

Composed and published 3 professional articles and 6 book reviews in peer-reviewed journals.

Worked on numerous tasks to develop curriculum for Sexual Harassment and Diversity, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution.

Yoga, Spin, & Water Aerobics Instructor, Personal Trainer

U.S. Army, Riviera Sports and Fitness Center, Reflections Yoga April 2005-March 2015

Provided individualized programs to include education and guidance on proper dietary intake, cardio-respiratory exercise, supplementation and resistance training to 300+ clients.

Provided enthusiastic and motivating orientation to encourage continued use of fitness faciity and services.

Assisted fitness manager in revenue generating activities such as complimentary workouts, community fitness runs and motivating orientation to encourage continued use of fitness facility and services.

Maintained accurate administration of client files, session logs, supplement purchases, measurement tracking, and workout programs.

Family Advocacy Manager

Family Advocacy Program U.S. Army August 2005-April 2009

Guided Europe regional communities in prioritizing resources, adhering to U.S. Army Policy and completing program reports and taskers.

Conducted Command briefings for all incoming European rear detachment and unit commanders.

Served as action officer for Emergency Placement Care (EPC).

Monitored, documented, and followed-up on in and out-of-home child abuse/neglect cases.

Helped place children when necessary in foster care.

Assisted and provided technical assistance to communities in implementation of the Family Advocacy & EPC Program.

Coordinated with community agencies on FAP and EPC issues.

Career Counselor, RCI Army Career Alumni Program October 2002-October 2004

Established and maintained services of counseling programs and other career related activities.

Conducted extensive research and provided immediate counseling and needs-based services to meet preventative, developmental strategies and remedial outcomes.

Developed policies and programs to benefit clients and staff development.

Consulted with clients, superiors, and other community personnel to problem-solve community needs.

Facilitated daily group counseling sessions and large group workshops directing clients through the development of individual goals and best-matched community services.

Reported to supervisors(s) regarding annual goals and services.

Organization Affiliations

Yoga Alliance


American Counseling Association

European Branch of the American Counseling Association

NCFR Board Member


Personal trainer, Yoga/Spin/Kickboxing/Water Instructor, AFAA

Yoga Instructor (200+), Kriya Temple of Chicago

Volunteer Experience and Causes

Heidelberg International Marathon Club, Membership Chair

Volunteer for Indiana Domestic Intervention and Prevention Violence Women's Program

Facilitator, Oakton Community College

Honors and Awards

Graduate Student Scholarship; Illesheim, Germany Spouses Community Club, 2003

Military Student Scholarship, University of Maryland, March 2002

Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year; Illinois State University/American Sociological Association, 1997

John Kinneman Scholarship; Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year, Illinois State University,1995


Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Human Development and Family Studies, 1997-2002

University of Maryland University of College, Masters of Arts (M.A.), Counseling and Personnel Services, 2001-2003

Illinois State University, Masters of Science (M.S.), Sociology, 1995-1997

Illinois state University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Sociology, 1991-1995

Victor J. Andrew, High School General,1987-1991

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