Tiffany Stewart, Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Counseling, Kinesiology and Special Education, is one of the 2013 recipients of the Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) ’Ohana Award. This national social justice award is given annually by Counselors for Social Justice at the American Counseling Association’s spring conference.
“I am both honored and humbled to have been chosen to receive an ’Ohana Award,” Stewart said. “It is huge compliment to be recognized by my colleagues on a national level for my efforts.”
The CSJ ’Ohana honors were created by Drs. Michael D’Andrea and Judy Daniels, Counseling faculty at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, in 1994. They are given annually to honor individuals in counseling who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice in the spirit of nine elements of the indigenous Hawaiian concept of ’ohana or extended family: Malama, caring; Ha’aha’a, humility; Na’auuo, intelligence; Lokomaika’I, generosity; Kupono, integrity and honesty; Aloha, unconditional love; Mana, spiritual power; ’Olu’olu, courtesy; and Koa, courage.