Cannon receives national mentor award

By Staff


Edward Cannon, assistant professor in the counseling program at CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development, recently received the Mentor Award from the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a national professional organization.

In the nomination letter, a colleague wrote, “Dr. Cannon has been an excellent mentor to many students and he has also been a truly empowering colleague who allows others to succeed within the professional world. I owe a great portion of my knowledge to Dr. Cannon’s mentorship.”

Cannon also has been involved in advocacy work on behalf of ALGBTIC and the LGBT community by leading a national state branch committee to create state counseling chapters doing advocacy work on behalf of LGBT people. Cannon’s nominators characterized him as being thoughtful, modest, a great leader and an individual who teaches others to build bridges and create coalitions.