UH Manoa Education Professor Receives Prestigious Award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marcia Little, (808) 956-6219
Public Information Officer
Posted: Apr 22, 2002

Judy A. Daniels, professor in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Hawaiʻi received the 26th annual Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, also called the "Counselor of the Year" award, on March 25, 2002, at the American Counseling Association‘s annual convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person was established by the late Dr. Gilbert Wrenn, a pioneer in the counseling field, and his wife, Kathleen, to honor a member of the American Counseling Association "who gives to others without fanfare or expectation of reward." Robert Wrenn, son of Gilbert and Kathleen, recognized Daniels as a social justice leader whose work in promoting multiculturalism and combating racism exemplified the qualities deemed by this award.

Daniels is the recipient of numerous other awards, among them the Presidential Citation from the University of Hawaiʻi and the President‘s Citation Award from the Association for Mulitcultural Counseling and Development. Recently, she was recognized for her work in promoting the psychological development of student-athletes at the University of Hawaii.

Daniels received a doctorate from Vanderbilt University, a master‘s degree from the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor‘s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.