Dr. Jane E. Myers died at her home December 23, after a months long illness. Dr. Myers was in her final year of phased retirement from UNCG’s Counseling and Educational Development faculty after 24 years of distinguished service. She previously taught on the counseling faculty for Florida State, Florida, and Ohio University. She also recently retired as Executive Director of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She lived her favorite Gandhi quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
A memorial service is planned for Jan. 17, 2015, at 2 p.m., St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2105 W. Market St.
Throughout her life, Myers was recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the ACA Extended Research Award, the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Humanitarian and Caring Person Award, the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award, the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, the ACES Lifetime Achievement Award, designation as an ACA Fellow, and the Thomas J. Sweeney Professional Leadership Award.
Additionally, she received the UNCG School of Education Mentoring/Advising/ Supervising Award.
Myers made significant contributions to the counseling profession through her service activities, including as President of Chi Sigma Iota International, President of AACD (now the American Counseling Association), Chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs Board (CACREP), and as Executive Director of Chi Sigma Iota International.
She produced over 175 scholarly publications and was identified as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the counseling profession during the last 100 years.