Christian Chan Earns Counseling Honor
Christian D. Chan will be bringing a national honor with him when he begins his career in
the Counseling Department at Idaho State University later this year. On Feb. 21, Chan was awarded the
Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award from the American Counseling Association.
This award is presented to a graduate student in counselor education whose dedication and academic
work demonstrate excellence in the theory and practice of multicultural counseling. Chan also received
a $2,500 honorarium as part of his award.
Teaching and mentoring emerging counselors in multicultural and social justice competency is a priority
mission for the ISU Department of Counseling. Faculty there say Chan has shown national leadership in
service and publications in that arena. The students in the Counseling Department will soon have the
opportunity to further expand their learning for working with diverse individuals as Chan brings his
passion and experience to Idaho State University. Chan’s future colleagues say they couldn't be more
pleased to have him join the Department of Counseling.
Chan will begin in the Fall of 2017, teaching core counseling courses in the Masters and Ph.D programs
in the Department of Counseling at ISU. Some of his other duties will include advising students,
supervising internships and submitting grants. Chan is presently finishing up his doctoral studies in
Counselor Education at George Washington University. His broad interests revolve around multicultural
counseling, multicultural supervision and social justice.