ACA National Awards

Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award

The Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award is presented to a graduate student in counselor education whose dedication and academic work demonstrate excellence in the theory and practice of multicultural counseling ($2,500 honorarium).

Presented to Christian D. Chan

Chan, ChristianChristian D. Chan, MA, NCC, is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University (GWU), where he received his Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling. His interests center upon the intersectionality of cultural and social identity; multiculturalism in counseling, supervision, and counselor education; social justice; career development; critical research methods; acculturative stress; intergenerational conflict; and cultural factors in identity development and socialization. Christian has worked in higher education administration and various other roles, including as a case manager with foster-care adolescents and as an outpatient counselor providing individual, couples, parent-child, group, and family counseling services. He envisions a career as a scholar and counselor educator, as a leader in the counseling profession, and as a mentor to future counseling professionals.