McKinney Named December Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to December Scholar of the Month Robert McKinney!

McKinney is a doctoral student in the counselor education program at Kent State University (OH). His research interests are multicultural competency in counseling, LBGTQQI issues, and pedagogical styles in counselor education.

Currently, McKinney serves as secretary of the executive board for the Chi Sigma Iota counseling honors fraternity and is considered among the top 5% of counseling doctoral students enrolled in the university’s 2015 cohort.

His nominator had this to say about him: “Mr. McKinney has a uniquely positive attitude that creates a warm, safe, and supportive environment within all his roles as an educator, counselor, and colleague. People cannot help but want to be around Mr. McKinney!” With his wealth of conference presentations, leadership positions, and work with several state and national projects, he is a prime candidate to receive this honor.

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Whitney Watkins

Holmes Scholars Council President, 2015-2017