Moss Alumni Profiles
Profiling Marilyn Smith Kincade - 1958 Graduate

      In 1970 she started to college at Seminole State College and later attended East Central University where she received her Bachelor and Masters degrees in counseling.

            She taught 6th grade Wewoka Public School from 1974-1976.  In 1976 she started the first counseling program at Wewoka Middle School.  In 1978 she became the Wewoka High School Counselor and served in that position until January 0f 2000 when she retired from education and began working in the mental health field. During the course of this journey she became a National Certified Counselor in 1984 and in 1986 became an Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselor.  She currently holds the position of Clinical Director at Stepping Stones, Inc. where she is in management, however still does counseling on a daily basis.  Marilyn has also served in the higher education system working with the University of Oklahoma as a Career Counselor and an adjunct professor at East Central State University.

     During her counseling career she has experienced a variety of different disciplines including career counseling, teaching leadership skills, survival skills, management skills, peer relationships and expertise in the substance abuse areas, as well as supervised and coordinated many types of programs both in mental health and education fields.

     She is currently active in many professional and civic organizations including the American Counseling Association, Oklahoma Counseling Association, Oklahoma Mental Health Association and the Oklahoma Educators and Supervisors Association.  Marilyn has been a member of the counseling association since 1976 where she has held numerous leadership positions.  She is currently serving as Executive Director of Oklahoma Counseling and President of Oklahoma Counseling Association Southeast Region.  She has also served one term on the Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors Advisory Board.      Marilyn was named by her counseling peers in the Oklahoma Counseling Association as the Counselor of the Year in 2000.

     In May of 2006 she was inducted into the Seminole State College Educational Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame and was honored during their annual recognition banquet. The Seminole State Hall of Fame was created to honor former students whose personal and professional achievements have been a source of pride for the institution and other alumni. Marilyn joined 42 other alumni who have been inducted during the past 13 years.  Her picture hangs along with other inductees in Seminole State College Student Center.