Emerging Leaders Workshop

Call for Nominations

Please note the deadline has been extended to June 30


NARACES would like to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders Workshop to be held at the NARACES conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Dr. Tracey Robert, Past-president of NARACES and ASERVIC and a panel of current leaders will conduct the workshop.  Lunch will be provided for all participants.

The Emerging Leaders workshop is designed to help students and new faculty members in their first to third years of employment discover how leadership can enhance their own professional development, to enhance the diversity of NARACES, and to help engage talented and dedicated leaders with NARACES.  In addition, the presenters will provide an overview of NARACES and ACES leadership opportunities and introduce participants to current leadership. Invited participants will receive a stipend of $200 for attendance to the workshop and conference.  

A review panel will select attendees with a demonstrated commitment to the profession of Counselor Education and Supervision, leadership experience and potential, and participation in state, regional, and/or national ACES organizations and conferences.  Emerging leaders that represent racial and ethnic diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Both self-nominations and third-party nominations will be accepted. Applications must be submitted electronically and include: (a) the nominee's vitae; (b) a letter of nomination(if third party); and, (c) a statement from the nominee (no more than one page) as to why he or she wants to be a NARACES Emerging Leader. Applications are due by June 30.

Dr. Tracey Robert
NARACES Emerging Leaders Committee


We are pleased to announce the election of:

President-Elect-Elect 2015-2016:

Dr. Melissa Luke, Syracuse University

Secretary-Elect-Elect 2015-2016:

Dr. Edina Renfro-Michel, Montclair State University

Please join us in welcoming these new members to the leadership team. We appreciate their willingness to serve and look forward to an exciting partnership!


Congratulations to all of the NARACES award winners!

ACES 2013 Presidential Fellows from NARACES


Nicole Pulliam (Pacheco), Montclair State University

Atiya R. Smith, University of Rochester

New Professionals:

Megan M. Krell, Fitchburg State University

Melissa Rosenberg, University of Maine

ACES Emerging Leaders Fellows


Meredith Drew, Walden University

Steve Kassirer, Syracuse University

Atiya R. Smith, University of Rochester

New Professionals:

Kristin Vincenzes, Lock Haven University

Samantha Herrick, Rutgers University

John Conteh, SUNY Plattsburgh

NARACES Travel Sponsorship Winners

New Professionals

Samantha Herrick, Rutgers University

John Conteh, SUNY Plattsburgh

Jason Duffy, Syracuse University

Kristen Vincenzes, Lock Haven University

Lauren Sala, LIU Post

Doctoral Students

Atiya Smith, University of Rochester

Steve Kassirer, Syracuse University

Peg Donohue, University of Connecticut

Kim Tassinari, Montclair State University

Lanada Williams, Virginia Polytechnical Institute

Allan Miller, Syracuse University

Amy Gaesser, University of Connecticut

Masters' Students

Kelley McDonell, Canisius College

Sean Lazarus, LIU Post


We are pleased to announce the election of:

President-Elect 2014-2015:

Dr. Holly Branthoover, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Secretary-Elect 2014-2015:

Dr. Derek Seward, Counselor Educator, Syracuse University

Please congratulate Holly and Derek on their new roles. NARACES will be in good hands under their leadership.

We also want to express sincere gratitude to the following individuals for offering to serve on the NARACES Executive Board:

Nicole Pacheco, Doctoral Candidate, Montclair State University
Jennifer Parzych, Doctoral Student, University of Connecticut
Dr. Edina Renfro-Michel, Counselor Educator, Montclair State University

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