TACES recognizes the achievements of outstanding members in five categories: 1) the TACES Legacy League, 2) the Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator award, 3) the Dr. Beryl West Advocate/Humanitarian award, 4) the TACES Emerging Leader award, and 5) the TACES Outstanding Doctoral Student award.
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Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator Award
Dr. Charles L. Thompson, formerly of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, was named Counselor Educator-Supervisor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 1996.
The Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Award recognizes exemplary professionals in the realm of academia who have a commitment to counselor education and supervision. The recipients of this award have demonstrated commendable involvement in areas of academic responsibilities such as teaching and supervision, scholarly research and publications, professional service, and have a reputation for positive teaching and beneficial student advising.
Recipients of the Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator Award include:
2016 Dr. Carolyn Brewer
2015 Dr. Joel Diambra
2014 Dr. LuAnnette Butler
2013 Dr. Nancy Nishimura
2011 Dr. Jeannine Studer
2009 Dr. Robin Wilbourn Lee
2007 Dr. Ginny Dansby
Dr. Beryl West Advocate/Humanitarian Award
Dr. Beryl West was a former professor in the Psychology Department at Middle Tennessee State University. During his tenure at MTSU, Dr. West founded and served as the faculty advisor for the Black Student Union and Psi Chi/Psychology Club, and helped to establish the MTSU Multicultural Affairs Committee, MTSU Woman’s Center, and the Tennessee High School Teachers of Psychology Association.
The TACES Dr. Beryl West Advocate/Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals whose vision, advocacy, and mentorship impacts students, colleagues, and/or the community in extensive ways. Recipients of this award have demonstrated willingness and dedication to engage in humanitarian civil duties that promote the welfare of others beyond what is normally expected through efforts to benefit clients, counselor education, and supervision.
Recipients of the Dr. Beryl West Advocate/Humanitarian Award include:
2016 Dr. Robin Lee
2015 Leigh Bagwell
2014 Dr. Marisa White
2013 Dr. Jim Gray
2009 Nicole Cobb
TACES Emerging Leader Award
The TACES Emerging Leader Award recognizes talented individuals who are showing exceptional progress in the early stages of their professional careers, specifically in the role of counselor educator or supervisor through professional service. Recipients of this award have demonstrated professional outcomes at an early career stage and continue to evolve as a professional leader to advance/enhance the counseling profession. These individuals have demonstrated outstanding professional performance through collaborative leadership and research, exceptional advocacy, innovative teaching strategies, or outstanding supervisory practices.
Recipients of the TACES Emerging Leader Award include:
2015 Dr. Denis’ Thomas
2014 Dr. Anna Edgeston & Jonie Oliver
2013 Stephanie Gotay
TACES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
The TACES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award recognizes doctoral students who exceed the already typically high demands of doctoral work in a counselor education program in the state of Tennessee. Recipients of this award have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, supervision, clinical work, service, program development, leadership, and/or advocacy for disadvantaged students, clients or the counseling profession.
Recipients of the TACES Outstanding Doctoral Student Award include:
2015 Suzie Dukic
2010 Christina Mick & Blair Mynatt
2009 Shemika Harris