2008 Chi Sigma Iota
June 24, 2008
Adds Many Students and New Officers to its Ranks
On June 24, 2008, the Regent University
School of Psychology & Counseling Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota,
Alpha Omega Lambda, held its annual induction ceremony.
The name, Chi Sigma Iota is the Greek equivalent to the English letters of CSI, meaning Counseling Society International. It is THE international academic honor society of professional counseling. The national mission is to promote excellence in the profession of counseling on a truly international scope. With over 12,000 active members and 58,000 initiated members, CSI is one of the largest single member organizations of professional counselors in the world.
The School of Psychology & Counseling's chapter is the Alpha Omega Lambda. 2008-2009 President Cynthia Doney states "The name has relevance to us as it focuses us on Christ when we think on Him as Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, and Lambda bringing Lamb of God to mind when we speak it."
Cynthia continues: "This year we established a template for our future structure. We established officers in November 2007 and became active in January 2008."
During this past year the chapter held two general body meetings, one workshop with a special speaker who is a specialist in play therapy, and a community outreach career event for middle and high school girls from the underserved populations. For that event the chapter was able to get local businesses to donate food and educational items, and had professional women from the community, come to speak to the group and one-on-one about how to succeed in education and as a professional. Additionally, CSI members met with each girl, and showed them how to search career and college opportunities online.
Inductees for the June 24th event include 41 Master's students, 12 PhD students, and Dean Rosemarie Hughes.