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Graduate student honored as 'emerging leader' in counseling field

  |   Kristen B. Morales   |   Permalink   |   Kudos,   Students and Faculty

A national organization for counselors has named a University of Georgia College of Education graduate student as a rising star in the field.

Brean'a Parker, a doctoral student in the department of counseling and human development services, was recently named an Emerging Leader by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. The award recognizes young leaders in the counseling profession who show a commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and social justice, and also have a vision for counselor education and supervision.

Parker will receive the honor during the organization's annual conference in October in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The honor, which is given every year by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, was recently revised to include a two-year leadership development experience that includes workshops, service to the organization and small group mentoring experiences. The program is open to graduate students and first-year new professionals who are members of the organization.

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