Thomas University’s counseling honor society inducts new members
On Monday, March 31, a group of Thomas University students were inducted into the Rho Chi Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling, academic and professional honor society during a ceremony held in Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Main Campus. Chi Sigma Iota’s mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. To become members, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have completed at least 12 hours in a graduate counseling program. TU inductees are students in the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling or the Master of Science in Community Counseling degree programs. Participating in the ceremony are (front from left) Cindy Montgomery of Moultrie, inductee; Shannon Brooks of Thomasville, inductee; Shakilah Williams of Boston, inductee; Kirstern James of Meigs, inductee; Dr. James Patrick, Chair of the Division of Counseling and Psychology; (second row) Sharon Davis of Thomasville, recipient of the CSI Scholarship; Faye Johnson of Thomasville, inductee; Debbie McEown of Thomasville, inductee; Victoria Salau of Tallahassee, inductee; Dr. Cristina Jones, faculty member; (back row) Rick Barfield of Cairo, inductee; Pauline Patrick, faculty member; Dr. Claire Avery, faculty member; Dr. Jill Dennis, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing; and Dr. Ann Landis, Executive Vice President and Provost. Inductees not pictured include Leigh-Ann Janene Bradley of Reidsville; Sandra Dardy of Covington; Angela Monique Gilliard of Atlanta; Tenacious Green of Cairo; Sonya Hayes of Albany; Jennifer Elizabeth Walker of North Charleston, S.C.; Barry Washington of Clemmons, N.C.; and Hector Zayas of Biloxi, Miss.