Counseling Programs (SOE) and Phi Sigma Induct 27 Members

Counseling Programs (SOE) and Phi Sigma Induct 27 Members

The Phi Sigma Chapter of the international honor society, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), held their annual induction ceremony on March 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. A total of twenty-seven students from the Clinical Mental Health and Professional School Counseling Programs were inducted into Phi Sigma. Approximately 60 students, family members, friends, and faculty members were in attendance for this event. The mayor of Spring Lake, Chris Rey, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony.

Dr. Jeffrey Warren, Assistant Professor of Professional School Counseling and Chapter Faculty Advisor said, “This event embodied professional identity, leadership, and academic excellence. Students in the Counseling Programs at UNC-Pembroke are hard-working and dedicated. The ceremony demonstrated this, as well as the excitement and support surrounding our students and the programs.” Dr. Warren concluded by saying, “We were excited to have Mayor Rey in attendance to acknowledge our students’ successes and the value of profession counseling in our region.” Dr. Angela McDonald, Chair of the Department of School Administration and Counseling and Co-Faculty Advisor for Phi Sigma said, “Our students are dedicated to developing the skills necessary to become effective counselors and it is a pleasure to get to celebrate their achievements through participation in CSI. This group of students is leading the charge to making a positive impact on mental health and well-being in their communities.”

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) is a counseling academic and professional international honor society. CSI was founded on the principles of strong professional identity through members such as professional counselors, counselor educators, and students who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity. CSI promotes scholarships, research, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in counseling, and recognition of high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

For photos of the 2014 induction ceremony, please visit: http://uncpphoto.smugmug.com/Events/2014/Chi-Sigma-Iota-Awards-Ceremony/

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