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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks

Coordinator of Student Affairs Program

Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Phone: (903) 886-5632


Professional Vita

About Me

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks has been involved in higher education and counselor education for many years. He brings a wealth of information and knowledge in the areas of drug, alcohol, and other addictions to the classroom. Dr. Hendricks is a sought out presenter/speaker by many local, state, national, and international organizations. He has written multiple articles in the area of addiction. Dr. Hendricks has created many classes which allow students to travel abroad to Mexico, Costa Rica, and India. Domestically, under Dr. Hendricks’ teaching, students travel to cultural enrichment learning experiences in Birmingham, New York, and other places.

Dr. Hendricks is a member of Commerce Independent School Board, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Board of Directors of Commerce Community Cares, Rotary Club, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, National Association for Addiction Professionals, and President of Hunt/Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference. Dr. Hendricks help develop tutorial programs for elementary and middle schools and is founder and director of “the Unfinished Agenda.” In the department Dr. Hendricks usually teaches courses in student affairs, addiction, counseling diverse populations, crisis intervention, bullying and social aggression, human sexuality, anger management, suicide prevention/intervention, domestic violence, and introduction to the counseling profession.


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