Arkansas Tech University professor Dr. Lyman Harris was recognized with the National Citation Award from the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association at the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association Conference in Oklahoma City earlier this month.
According to the award criteria, the honor is designed to “recognize meritorious service or significant achievement in the field of rehabilitation on a local, state, regional or national basis.”
Harris is the director for the Rehabilitation Science program at Arkansas Tech, and he has served on the Arkansas Tech University faculty since 1975.
“I am humbled and surprised to receive this award. It’s my goal to prepare Arkansas Tech students to be successful upon the completion of their degree. To be recognized for that, is truly an honor,” added Harris.
In addition to serving at Arkansas Tech, Harris has also served five terms on the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling, which licenses rehabilitation counselors in the State of Arkansas.
In 2002, Harris received the Faculty Award of Excellence for Service from Arkansas Tech University.
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. As a member of the registry, the program is one of only 22 programs in the United States that has been admitted to registry membership.