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SACES Emerging Leaders


selected as a SACES Emerging Leader. This program will provide invaluable opportunities to develop my leadership identity and skills, collaborate with social advocates across our region, and serve our profession. I am beyond excited to get started this coming fall!”

The SACES Emerging Leaders program is a two-year leadership development experience focused on advocacy and promotion of community through connection, leadership, and service. Emerging Leaders will participate in a workshop and be recognized at the SACES 2018 conference, engage in 40 hours of service, collaborate in quarterly small group mentoring, and be part of large group experiences during the SACES 2019 and 2020 conferences.

Thacker said, “I am very grateful to our Counselor Education faculty for their encouragement and guidance. Their passion and commitment to the advancement of our profession has inspired me to develop similar zeal for social justice and advocacy in Counselor Education. I am stepping into this leadership opportunity because of their influence and consistent validation of my work and identity as an emerging Counselor Educator. Also to my colleagues, thank you for showing me what hard work, humility, and true collaboration looks like. I will enter the SACES Emerging Leaders program ready to connect, collaborate, and advocate for change because of your example.”

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135