Doctoral students honored as Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Fellows

Chi Sigma Iota honored Kara Hurt and Elizabeth Ener, doctoral students in the University of North Texas College of Education, as 2014-15 International Leadership Fellows.  

Each year, CSI selects 10 aspiring leaders from more than 15,000 active members and 350 chapters to participate in their leadership program. This March, Hurt and Ener took part in the American Counseling Association conference in Honolulu.

“I am excited with the possibilities that this fellowship will bring,” said Hurt, who is from Swink, Colo. “I have the opportunity to serve the counseling community in new ways that will provide me hands-on experience with and mentorship by major contributors to the field. This experience will help me develop career skills to become a better researcher, practitioner, educator and leader in the counseling community.”

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Members of the organization include professional counselors, counselor educators and students who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.

“I am most excited about having the opportunity to make connections with leaders in the field from whom I might absorb knowledge and experience,” said Ener, who is from Beaumont. “I know this appointment will only grow my passion for the field and help me to strengthen my own professional identity.”

Hurt and Ener will begin their dissertations in the fall of 2014. They both plan to graduate with doctoral degrees in counseling in 2015.

By Olmar Vanegas, UNT University Relations, Communications & Marketing
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