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Niles Receives Eminent Career Award

The award is the National Career Development Association's highest honor, given to a person who has impacted the field of career development.

Niles Receives Eminent Career Award


By Nicole Gallo (July 2007)

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Spencer "Skip" Niles, professor of counselor education and department head of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services, recently received the Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

The NCDA is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Its mission is to promote the career development of all people over the life span.

Established in 1966, the Eminent Career Award is given to a person who has had a major and sustained impact upon the field of career development. It is considered the NCDA’s highest honor.

In addition, Niles received two separate honors from the ACA, as well as the David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award and the Extended Research Award. He is also a Fellow of both the ACA and the NCDA, previous editor of The Career Development Quarterly, past-president of the NCDA, and the incoming editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development.

Niles received the award at the NCDA ’s conference that took place in Seattle July 6–9.