Counseling honors society initiates UHV students

Jeffry Moe

SUGAR LAND – Seventeen University of Houston-Victoria students were inducted into an international counseling honors society during a ceremony earlier this month.

The students were initiated into the Mu Kappa Nu chapter of Chi Sigma Iota during an April 13 ceremony at UH Sugar Land.

Mu Kappa Nu is the UHV chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. The mission of Chi Sigma Iota is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the counseling profession.

“It is a privilege to work with every student and especially with students as committed to their studies and their chosen profession as the inductees,” said Jeffry Moe, the chapter’s faculty supervisor and a UHV assistant professor of counseling. “Membership in Chi Sigma Iota indicates that each inductee is dedicated to personal excellence, leadership and service in both the field and society at large.”

The induction ceremony included a presentation by a guest speaker and an awards segment, followed by dinner. After each student took the society’s oath, they were awarded a member’s certificate and pin.

The new members and their hometowns are:

Teresa Brown, Angleton
Sandra Wilson, Dickinson
Neslyn Carty, Fresno
Judith Alvarado, Houston
Rachel Burke, Houston
Brenda Garcia, Houston
Janie Lagrone, Houston
Liz Tran, Houston
Melody Roshell Yarbough, Houston
Angela Limbrick Missouri City
Staci Coble-Davis, Pasadena
Venesa Besiris, Richmond
Linda Brown, Sugar Land
Nicole Del’Homme Sugar Land
Jana Henry, Sugar Land
Christine Moore, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Angela Hsiu-Kuan Tsai, Taiwan

For more information about Mu Kappa Nu, email Moe at

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro