Awards

AARC proudly recognizes the outstanding contributions of its professional and graduate student members through its annual awards program. Each year, the organization bestows four awards on deserving members based on their scholarly pursuits and/or dedicated service to the profession.

 

Donald Hood Student Research Grant

AARC continues its commitment to excellence in scholarship and clinical practice through the awarding of the Donald Hood Student Research Grant. This annual grant program is designed to recognize and honor those who are seeking to complete research investigations that show promise for outstanding contributions to the counseling profession.

The recipient of the Donald Hood Student Research Grant will receive a cash award up to $500.00, a certificate of recognition, a free ticket for the AARC annual award luncheon, and acknowledgement of the award in AARC's various news outlets (NewsNotes and on the website).

If you would like to nominate yourself or a deserving colleague for Donald Hood Student Research, please send your nomination to Amanda La Guardia: alaguardia@shsu.edu

Please click Here for detail information and required materials of nomination.

Previous Award Recipients:

2014 Ashley Blunt, University of Central Florida  
2013 Christopher Christmas, University of Central Florida  
2012    
2011 Janeen Miller, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi  
2010 Kelly Emelianchik, Old Dominion University  
2009 L. Marinn Pierce, University of Tennessee-Knoxville  
2008 Erin Mason, Georgia State University  
2007 Laura Welfare, University of North Carolina at Greensboro  
2006 Amy Land, Georgia State University  
2005 Tamba-Kuii Bailey, Georgia State University  
2004 Danica Hays, Georgia State University  
2003 Randy Watts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Reginald Tucker, Harvard School of Public Health
2002 Hung-Bin Sheu, University of Maryland  
2001 Simone Lambert, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Carl Sheperis, University of Florida

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AARC Journal Editor's Research Awards

Each year, the MECD Editor, CORE Editor, and the AARC Member-at-Large for Awards have the responsibility for selecting the Journal Editor's Research Awards. These awards are given to the author or authors of the manuscripts deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the professional literature.

Authors are eligible for the AARC/MECD Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation if their manuscript was published in Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development from July 1 to June 30 of the previous year. Recipient(s) will receive a cash stipend of $500.00, a plaque commemorating the award, and acknowledgement at the AARC annual awards meeting.

Previous Award Recipients:

2014

Larry Ludlow, Boston College
Christina Matz-Costa, Boston College
Clair Johnson, Boston College
Mellisa Brown, Boston College
Elyssa Besen, Literty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Jacquelyn James, Boston College

2013

Brad Erford and Kate Gavin, Loyola University Maryland

2009

Walter Anderson Jr., Private Practice
Sandra Lopez-Baez, University of Virginia

Authors are eligible for the AARC/CORE Outstanding Outcome Research Award if their manuscript was published in Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation from July 1 to June 30 of the previous year. Recipient(s) will receive a plaque commemorating the award and acknowledgement at the AARC annual awards meeting.

Previous Award Recipients:

2014

Shane Haberstroh, University of Texas at San Antonio
Thelma Duffey, University of Texas at San Antonio
Erin Marble, University of Texas at San Antonio
Nathaniel Ivers, Wake Forest University

2013

Stephen Lenz, University of Mempis
Michelle Perepiczka, New York Institute of Technology
Richard Balkin, exas A&M University—Corpus Christi

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Emerging Scholars Award

AARC strives to facilitate the professional growth and excellence of graduate students and new professionals in counseling and education. The AARC Emerging Scholars Program was developed to

  • promote future leaders in assessment and research;

  • allow scholars to participate in AARC activities;

  • facilitate presentation opportunities at a national conference; and

  • provide mentorship and networking opportunities.

The recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award will receive a complimentary AARC conference registration, be recognized at the National Research and Assessment Conference, and be featured in a future issue of NewsNotes.

If you would like to nominate yourself or a deserving colleague for Emerging Scholars Award, please send your nomination to Shawn Spurgeon: sspurgeo@utk.edu

Previous Award Recipients:

2014

Award Not Given

2013

Award Not Given

2012

Stephen Lenz, University of Memphis
Christina Hamme Peterson, Rider University

2011

Jacqueline Swank, University of Florida
Gulsah Kemer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

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Exemplary Practices Award

AARC, through its Exemplary Practices Award, recognizes persons and programs which best exemplify the mission of the AARC. By annually giving this award to a person or program, AARC seeks to acknowledge the rendering of important service in assessment or examples of outstanding assessment practice which have significance for the counseling profession.

Nominees are not required to be members of AARC or ACA. Members of the Executive Council and the Exemplary Practices Award Committee and their programs are not eligible to be nominated during their terms of service.

If you would like to nominate yourself or a deserving colleague for Exemplary Practices Award, please send your nomination to Amanda La Guardia: alaguardia@shsu.edu

Please click Here for detail information and required materials of professional nomination.

Please click Here for detail information and required materials of student nomination.

Previous Award Recipients:

2014

Glenn Lambie, University of Central Florida

The Counseling Competencies Scale

2013

Stephen Lenz, University of Memphis

Outcome Research

2012

Award Not Given

 

2011

Award Not Given

 

2010

Award Not Given

 

2009

Award Not Given

 

2008

Bradley Erford

Testing and Assessment Advocacy and Advancement (Lifetime achievement)

2007

Award Not Given

 

2006

David Jepsen

Career Development and Career Decision-Making (Lifetime achievement)

2005

Award Not Given

 

2004

Phil Lewis and Dave Rivkin

O*Net Career Exploration Tools

2003

Patricia Elmore and colleagues

Competencies in Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors

2002

Thomas Harrington and Arthur O'Shea

Harrington/O'Shea Career Decision Making System-Revised

2001

Joint Committee on Testing Practices

Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations

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Exemplary Research and Practice Award

AARC, through its Exemplary Practices Award, recognizes doctoral-level and master's-level students who have shown a dedication to the mission of AARC through their clinical practice (assessment/outcome research) or as a researcher leader.

Nominees are not required to be members of AARC but should have contributed significant levels of service and/or scholarly engagement consistent with the rendering of exemplary assessment or research practices. Members of the Exemplary Practices Award Committee are not eligible to be nominated during their terms of service.

The recipient will be highlighted in NewsNotes and awarded at the AARC annual conference. The recipient will be highlighted on the AARC website and will receive a complimentary one year membership to AARC.

If you would like to nominate yourself or a deserving colleague for Exemplary Practices Award, please send your nomination to Amanda La Guardia: alaguardia@shsu.edu

Please click Here for detail information and required materials of student nomination.

Previous Award Recipients:

  Doctoral Level Master's Level
2014 Jessica Holm, University of North Texas Award Not Given
2013 Patrick Mullen, University of Central Florida Melanie Varney, University of Florida

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Testimonial

Joshua C. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Membership in AARC is a great way to become involved in the counseling profession. As a graduate student, AARC was one of the first counseling organizations I joined. Its members were quick to make me feel at home and let me know that my voice and participation were welcomed. In addition to meeting many colleagues whom I now call my friends, AARC helped me become a better advocate for the counseling profession.

Joshua C. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS