UW Counseling Student Receives Scholarship to Make Change Nationally | Messages

March 7, 2022

Rachel Ratliff

A University of Wyoming graduate student in counselor training and supervision was recently selected for a fellowship from an international honor society that values ​​academic and professional excellence in counseling.

Rachel Ratliff was one of 10 female graduate students to receive the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Leadership Fellowship this year.

As a CSI Leadership Fellow, Ratliff is assigned a mentor within the organization and serves on an assigned national committee. These experiences will provide Ratliff with leadership opportunities at the national level.

Ratliff, originally from Riverton, is a third-year graduate student at UW. She has been actively involved in the CSI chapter of UW since her master’s degree and has served as President for two years and as Treasurer for two years. In 2020, she was an “Aspiring Leader” for the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In addition to her studies, Ratliff is a provisionally licensed counselor in the state of Wyoming.

“I am very pleased to have been selected as a Fellow this year,” says Ratliff. “It means a lot to me to be recognized for all my hard work and dedication to leadership at the local and regional level. With this scholarship, I intend to learn as much as I can about different national leadership opportunities and apply my interests and strengths at the national level.”

Once they get their Ph.D. Through the UW Counselor Education and Supervision program, Ratliff hopes to continue working with others who are just as passionate about the counseling field as she is. In addition, she wants to make a difference to the individuals and communities she works for on a regular basis.

The CSI Leadership Fellowship and Internship Program provides members with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and expand their professional network through service to CSI. The aim of the scholarship is to develop its grantees – both personally and professionally – into aspiring leaders in the consulting profession.

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