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FSU College of Education faculty member receives ACA Fellows Award

Erik Hines, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, has been selected as a recipient of the American Counseling Association Fellow's Award.
Erik Hines, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, has been selected as a recipient of the American Counseling Association Fellow's Award.

A Florida State University Associate Professor of School Counseling has been selected as a recipient of the American Counseling Association (ACA)’s Fellows Award.

Erik Hines, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, has earned the highest honor presented by the ACA for contributions to the counseling profession. The ACA Fellows Award recognizes members for their service throughout their career and is a call for continued service — as professional counselors, authors, mentors, conference facilitators, practitioners, scholars and leaders.

“To receive this award is truly an honor,” Hines said. “My commitment to the counseling field, specifically school counseling, started at the age of 19. Becoming an ACA Fellow is the embodiment of dedication and excellence to the counseling field, and I am grateful to be among my colleagues who have been recipients of this award.”

Hines, who received his undergraduate degree from the FSU College of Education in 2002, returned to his alma mater as a faculty member in 2019 to relaunch FSU’s school counseling program, now offered online.

James L. Moore III, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, nominated Hines for the award.

“I have known Professor Hines since he was an undergraduate at FSU,” Moore said. “I have had the unique pleasure to watch him soar to be one of the stars in Counselor Education.”

To learn more about Hines and his research, visit education.fsu.edu.