Arkansas Tech University professor Dr. Lyman Harris was recognized for his service to the field of rehabilitation science. Harris was recently honored with the Rosenthal Award for the Most Outstanding Counselor Educator by the Arkansas Counseling Association, and he was honored with a Capital Citation from the Arkansas Governor’s Office.
Harris was presented with both awards during the annual Arkansas Counseling Association Conference in Hot Springs.
Harris is the director for the Rehabilitation Science program at Arkansas Tech, and he serves as a professor of rehabilitation science.
“My passion is working with students,” said Harris. “What I hope to do in the classroom and in advising is to equip students to be successful whether that’s in the field or as they seek a graduate degree. It’s an honor to be recognized by one's peers for that effort.”
Harris received the Faculty Award of Excellence for Service from Arkansas Tech University in 2002.
The Arkansas Tech Rehabilitation Science program is the only program in the state admitted to membership in the Undergraduate Registry of the Council on Rehabilitation Education, and it is one of only 27 programs nationwide that has been admitted to the registry.