Three students in the FSU School Counseling program were named 2022-2023 Emerging Leaders by the Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA). Felicia "Fay" Noil, Aaron Tillman, and Gabrielle Jackson are three of the first students named FSCA Emerging Leaders since the FSU School Counseling program relaunched.
The FSCA Emerging Leaders program provides these students with the skills and experience to become a leader in FSCA. Along with the benefits of a one-year FSCA membership which will be added at the end of their term (June 2023), they will also receive leadership training, mentorship, networking, and recognition at the convention. There are also responsibilities that come along with the program.
As part of the program, these three students also participated at the FSCA convention, which took place on October 20, 2022 at the Hilton Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. During the conference, they were asked to serve on a committee, work as a host or hostess at the convention for attendees. They were also asked to provide assistance at local FSCA event as part of the program.
From Erik Hines, program coordinator
"I am beyond excited for these three exemplary students. They are an inspiration to their peers and a testament to the great work coming out of the FSU School Counseling program. I am excited to see what unfolds for these three in the future, and I know that they will continue to represent the program—and FSU as a whole—with distinction.
As the only fully online school counseling program in Florida, the FSU school counseling program has made it its mission to focus on the needs of school districts while providing students advanced understanding of how to work in rural and urban schools. The program relaunched in 2018 to help address the critical need of school counselors in the state of Florida and beyond.