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Hipolito-Delgado Earns AMCD’s Emerging Young Leader Award

Published: May 16, 2011

Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, assistant professor and program coordinator for the school counseling program at CSULB, has been awarded the Emerging Young Leader Award by the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), which is given annually to an early-career AMCD member who has demonstrated a commitment to multicultural counseling and development and the potential for future leadership in the counseling profession.

“I was very surprised to be presented with this award. Prior to the awards banquet I was unaware that I had even been nominated,” said Hipolito-Delgado. “To be recognized with this award from such a prestigious association is a deep honor. I must recognize my family, my mother, my wife, and my daughter for all their love and support.”

Hipolito-Delgado is co-editor of the counseling text Elements of Culture in Counseling. In addition, he has published various book chapters, scholarly journal articles and opinion editorials and has given numerous conference presentations both nationally and internationally. He is also Conference Planning Committee Chair for the AMCD.

“On behalf of all the faculty and staff in the College of Education, I offer congratulations to Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado,” said college Dean Marquita Grenot-Scheyer. “This is a very significant award for a very promising young faculty scholar.”

Hipolito-Delgado joined the CSULB faculty in 2009. He did his undergraduate studies at UCLA, where he also earned M. Ed. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland.

AMCD seeks to develop programs specifically to improve ethnic and racial empathy and understanding. Its activities are designed to advance and sustain personal growth and improve educational opportunities for members from diverse cultural backgrounds.

AMCD is charged with the responsibility of defending human and civil rights as prescribed by law and encourages changing attitude and enhancing understanding of cultural diversity. Provisions are made for in-service and pre-service training for members and for others in the profession. Efforts are made to strengthen members professionally and enhance their ability to serve as behavioral change agents. Operationalization of Multicultural Counseling Competencies by AMCD represents a benchmark for the counseling profession and the American Counseling Association.

–Ken Swisher