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The Call for Nominations AUCCCD Leighton Whitaker Memorial Award for Excellence in Counseling Center Scholarship, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: AUCCCD Events

The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), in order to promote scholarly publications focused on the work of university and college counseling centers, presents the annual Leighton Whitaker Memorial Award for Excellence in Counseling Center Scholarship.


The award will be presented at the 2020 AUCCCD Virtual Conference in October. Award recipient(s) will be honored at a business meeting during the virtual conference, recipient(s) will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement, and respective campus(es) will be formally press released about the recipient’s achievement.  Click HERE for a list of previous recipients!


Qualifications for the Award:

* Scholarly work must have been published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

* Publication can include theoretical work or empirical research.

*Work must have significance to student mental health and student development.

*Work must have direct application to the professional work of campus counseling centers.

*Work must be relevant to current trends and issues in the work of campus counseling centers.

*Work must include consideration of cultural issues relevant to the topic of the work.

*At least one author must be the designated representative of an AUCCCD member institution.



Nomination Process:

To nominate a work submit:

1) A copy of the publication in a pdf format or an accessible link to the work

2) A brief statement by the nominator on the merits of the work, based on the award criteria noted above.


Self-nominations are welcome!

Nomination deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020.

Send nomination materials to:

Barry Schreier, Communications Committee Chair:

[email protected]

Contact: Contact Name: Barry A. Schreier, Email: [email protected]; Phone: (319)335-7294