Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia counseling professor Anneliese Singh recently received the Presidential Service Award from the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling.
The award recognizes her leadership and service as president of the association from 2007-10.
“She leads from the heart, and transforms the spaces around her through the genuine, heartfelt connections that she creates everywhere she goes,” said ALGBTICpresident-elect Amney Harper, an assistant professor in the professional counseling department at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
During her presidency, Singh started several initiatives focused on Transgender individuals and Queer People of Color, both populations that are often marginalized within the LGBTQ community. She also initiated the creation of the ALGBTIC Competencies for working with Transgender Individuals in Counseling, which are now completed and approved by both the ALGBTIC Board and the Governing Council of the American Counseling Association.
She also created resources for supporting LGBTQ youth in schools and established the Queer People of Color Gathering at the annual conference of the ACA.
Singh has been a faculty member in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services since 2007. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Georgia State University.
The award was presented to her at the annual meeting of the ACA in Pittsburgh, Pa.