National recognition in counseling

Emily Herman exemplifies student success at YSU for receiving the 2011-12 Chi Sigma Iota National Fellowship Award at the 2011 American Counseling Association Conference.

Emily Herman

Emily Herman of Youngstown, a YSU graduate student in clinical mental health and school counseling, received the 2011-12 Chi Sigma Iota National Fellowship Award at the 2011 American Counseling Association Conference in New Orleans.

CSI is the national honor society for professional counselors. The award recognizes graduate and doctoral students of exceptional merit who have exhibited leadership potential at their universities. Out of the eight national fellowships, seven were awarded to doctoral students; Herman was the only graduate-level student nationally to receive this award.

Herman earned a bachelor’s degree in public health from YSU in 2009 and is now a dual-track graduate student in the counseling master’s program. She is currently completing her school counseling internship at South Range High School in Canfield and Kirkmere Elementary in Youngstown and her clinical mental health counseling internship at D & E Counseling Services in Youngstown.

Herman served as the 2010-11 president of Eta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at YSU. As a graduate student, she has delivered 11 professional conference presentations and is co-authoring several professional papers. After graduation, expected this December, Herman plans to obtain her license as a school and professional counselor and pursue her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision.