Student Development and Enrollment Services announced that Stacey Pearson-Wharton, executive director for the UCF Counseling Center, has been recognized as an American College Personnel Association Diamond Honoree. ACPA established its Diamond Honoree Program in 1999.  It is both a recognition program and a fund raising activity. Those nominated are honored for their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. This is a “Pay It Forward” program that looks to the future.

There were 13 Diamond Honoree selected this year from across the nation and it is a great honor for Pearson-Wharton to become part of this distinguished group. The honorees have all contributed to the higher education profession at the local, state, regional, national or international levels.

The 2012 Diamond Honorees were recognized on March 26th at the ACPA national convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Division of SDES thanks Pearson-Wharton for her professional contributions to her profession. She has been a valued member of SDES and the UCF community since November, 2008.