Chi Omega, the QU chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), has won the CSI Counselor's Bookshelf contest. CSI is an international academic and honor society for professional counselors. The Bookshelf program encourages members to share resources (books, videos, and entertainment that contain appropriate themes) that will help others in their practice and professional development. Chi Omega received the award for sharing what was deemed the most useful resources.
"As a small chapter, it is a big deal to receive recognition for our efforts at the national level," said Andrea Fifield, PhD, QU assistant professor of school counseling and faculty co-advisor for Chi Omega.
Spearheading the QU chapter's efforts was Belinda Cullo, a master's in counseling student and chapter president. Along with other Chi Omega members, they had the highest percentage of submissions accepted by the Bookshelf program.
"Belinda was very diligent in informing membership about the opportunity, monitoring submission deadlines, and sending friendly reminders to Chi Omega members," Fifield said.
The award comes with a $200 cash prize and official recognition on the CSI web site. Fifield believes that the award will spur further accomplishments for the chapter as they continue to engage in service, professional development, and advocacy activities.