Emerging Leaders Program
The AARC Emerging Leaders Program was designed to provide graduate counseling students and new professionals early in their careers with cultivating experiences that support leadership skill and competency development. Diverse opportunities for Emerging Leaders (ELs) include actively participating in AARC Executive Board meetings, serving on a committee and/or task force, engaging in projects of interest and presenting at conferences, receiving mentorship, building professional networks, and gaining exposure to the responsibilities associated with fulfilling elected leadership positions. Applicants who have exhibited exceptional leadership potential and who hold a willingness to serve AARC in a variety of roles for the betterment of the counseling profession and the consumers of counseling services are sought.
Emerging Leaders will receive free conference registration to the AARC Conference for the year they serve and be recognized at the awards ceremony.
Interested applicants should email Dr. Nicole Stargell at: firstname.lastname@example.org for required materials of application.
Submit the required documents no later than June 1st.
Previous Award Recipients
Taylor Irvine, Florida Atlantic UniversityOlivia Lewis, University of South Carolina
S. Todd Bolin, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Kyndel Tarziers, Georgia State University
Jordan Austin, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Fredrica Dennis, Palo Alto University
Sara Andrews, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Julia Dell’Aquila, Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi
Marsha Rutledge, Virginia Commonwealth University
Michelle Mitchell, The University of Central Florida
Rachel Henesy, University of Florida
Kyle Hogan, The College of New Jersey
Zach Budesa, University of TennesseeMatthew Nice, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Nayoung Kim, New York Institute of Technology
Jyotsana Sharma, Oklahoma State University
Charmayne Adams, University of Nebraska in Omaha
Agnes Luo, University of North Texas
Na Mi Bang, University of Central Arkansas
Amanda Rumsey, Clemson University
Jaimie Stickl, Denver Public Schools
Michael Schmit, The University of North Texas