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Winter 2003 | Volume 26, Number 1 | Faculty
Education Professor Receives State Award for Professional and Scholarly Achievement

THERE ARE KIDS in schools known as ‘phantom students,’” suggests Seattle Pacific University Professor of Education Christopher Sink. “They never get noticed, but they often struggle with deep personal and social issues. I want to be a voice for those phantom students.”

Sink is nationally known for his collaborative work with counselor educators, school counselors, teachers and students. Among his scholarly accomplishments are 35 publications — including his upcoming book Contemporary School Counseling (Houghton Mifflin, 2003). He has also served as editor of the American School Counselor Association’s flagship journal, Professional School Counseling.

For ongoing contributions to the counseling p rofession, Sink recently received Washington Counseling Association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. William Rowley, dean of SPU’s School of Education, calls the award well deserved: “Chris readily serves his students, his colleagues and his profession.”

Asked about his passion, Sink says, “Educational counseling systems tend to be so ensconced in tradition that it’s hard to make changes that truly benefit kids. My vision is that the system would change to fit the needs of the student, not the other way around.”

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