In October Rhonda Williams, an assistant professor in Counseling and Human Services at the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, received the award for Colorado Counselor Educator of the Year.
In addition, Angie Jacobs, a UCCS student, received the Colorado School Counselor Association's Carol Hacker Scholarship.
"As a counselor educator, Rhonda is an innovator and tireless advocate for school counselors. Not only does she prepare new school counselors, but she keeps active and informed about today's issues of school counselors in Colorado. Her knowledge of the concerns of school counselors in the field is unsurpassed. Her professionalism is a model to all who know her," read the official announcement from the ceremony.
In addition to this award, Williams is currently the American School Counselor Association's Ethics Chairperson and Post-Secondary Vice-President. Also, she has a role in the initiation and implementation of Colorado Counselor Corps grants, is active in the Smart Girls Organization, and leads training sessions around the state for young educators for bullying prevention.
"The state of school counseling in Colorado is so much richer for her dedication, her expertise, and her commitment to the profession of school counseling," the announcement concluded.