2019 Rehab Recognitions

RehabRecognitions_summer15Connie Hurston has been appointed as the new transition supervisor for the Vocational Rehabilitation Service office in Homewood.

Connie Hurston Hurston has been in the field of rehabilitation in both the public and private sector since 1997 while serving in Alabama, Florida, and Kentucky.

A majority of her career has been spent with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services as a professional rehabilitation counselor and a senior rehabilitation counselor.

Hurston said she was excited to learn that she would have the opportunity to lead in the Homewood office.

“I have worked toward this goal for quite some time, so being appointed to this position is quite special to me,” she said.

She said she has many goals, but her top priority is to support the unit in meeting their production goals and providing the best quality services to Alabamians with disabilities.

“I want to continue to help promote and effectively manage pre-employment transition services to our students and teachers,” she said.

Hurston began her rehab career with an internship in the Mobile VRS office. After completing graduate school, she moved to Gainesville, Fla., for three years and accepted her first rehabilitation counselor position. She returned to the Mobile office in 2001.

In 2005, she moved to Lexington, Ky., while her husband attended seminary for four years. She continued her work in rehabilitation services before returning to Mobile.

Hurston earned a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, both from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She is a 2013 graduate of the ADRS Leadership Training Institute.

Congratulations to Connie!

Feb. 26, 2019