May. 15, 2012
Linda Koenig, Ed.D., was honored with the James P. Chapman Distinguished Service Award at a special luncheon on Friday April 27. The prestigious award recognizes women who have contributed to the advancement of women at Shawnee State University.
"Linda has given generously of her time, energy and expertise to the SSU Women's Center," said Ann Linden, director of the Women's Center. "She has served as a member of the Women's Center Advisory Committee, chaired the National Eating Disorders Awareness Committee, and led numerous workshops on topics of particular concern for women."
Koenig is a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor with experience in community mental health, child protective services and forensic counseling. Her areas of specialization include crisis intervention and de-escalation, suicide assessment, victims of violence, critical incident debriefing, sex offender treatment, partner abuse and relationship counseling.
"Linda goes over and beyond in her position. She has taken calls from me in the middle of the night concerning sexual assaults and suicidal students," Marcie Simms, director of Resident Life said in her nomination letter about Koenig. "She accomplished all of this while being a mother and completing her doctoral degree."
Koenig has been at Shawnee State University since 2006 where she is responsible for individual service provision to students as well as outreach and coordination of women's issues for the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services.