Stacy Ikard ‘89: Alumna, current Randolph parent and owner of Cornerstone Counseling Center LLC
Q: What/where did you study after graduating from Randolph?
A: I attended Huntingdon College for two years then transferred to the University of Alabama where I received my B.S., M.A., & Ph.D.
Q: What are some of the highlights of your scholastic/career paths?
A: I was the Clinical Director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center and trained people across the world in Child Forensic Interviewing. I opened my private practice in 2003 in Huntsville, AL called Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC. I am a credentialed supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors and provide supervision to other counselors in the state who are trying to become licensed. In 2013, I was appointed by Governor Bentley to serve on the State Board of the ‘Alabama Board of Examiner’s in Counseling,' which is the state counseling board.
Q: What do you currently do?
A: I am in private practice and the owner of Cornerstone Counseling Center LLC. I conduct individual counseling for adults and children. I also provide expert testimony in Civil and Criminal cases on the topics of child abuse and divorce/custody across the country.
Q: How do you think Randolph prepared you for who you are today?
A: My Randolph experience taught me that I should never give up or be afraid to try something new. I also learned that there is no such thing as a mistake, only opportunities to learn and grow.
Q: How is it being a parent of Randolph students?
A: It is amazing how much and how quickly children grow and learn. I am amazed at their thirst for knowledge. It is great to see some of the same teachers and staff that helped me on my journey at Randolph. I am encouraged to see how Randolph challenges the students. The learning environment is even richer than it was when I attended Randolph.
Q: What did you enjoy most about reunion this year?
A: I enjoyed catching up with some of my classmates. We had a small turnout but it was great to hear where our lives have taken us.
Q: Can you tell us a "fun fact" about yourself?
A: I have really enjoyed attending the Randolph Volleyball games as well as other Randolph sporting events this year with my daughter. She enjoys Volleyball, basketball, softball and golf— I’m thinking she may follow in her mother’s footsteps!
In addition to all she does as a current parent of Ashlyn '24 and Jackson '26, Randolph greatly appreciates Stacy for her hard work as a volunteer in planning Alumni & Reunion Weekend this year!