Emerging Leaders Program

Award Details

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 2019 AARC Conference and be recognized at the awards ceremony.

Interested applicants should submit the required documents to Dr. Nicole Stargell at: nastargell@gmail.com  no later than June 1st, 2019.

Please Click Here for detail information and required materials of application.

Previous Award Recipients

Graduate Student

  • 2019
    Jordan Austin, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Fredrica Dennis, Palo Alto University
  • 2018
    Sara Andrews, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Julia Dell’Aquila, Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi
  • 2017
    Marsha Rutledge, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Michelle Mitchell, The University of Central Florida
  • 2016
    Rachel Henesy, University of Florida
    Kyle Hogan, The College of New Jersey

New Professional

  • 2019
    Charmayne Adams, University of Nebraska in Omaha
    Agnes Luo, University of North Texas
  • 2018
    Na Mi Bang, University of Central Arkansas
    Amanda Rumsey, Clemson University
  • 2017
    Jaimie Stickl, Denver Public Schools
    Michael Schmit, The University of North Texas