Virginia Tech's Thomas H. Hohenshil received the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award at the annual American Counseling Association Convention in Atlanta. The Hitchcock Award honors service by an ACA member at the local, state, or national level to promote or enhance the well-being of the counseling profession.

Hohenshil, of Radford, has been professor of counselor education at Virginia Tech for more than 30 years, and has been a tireless and effective counseling leader at local, state, and national levels. He has served as president of the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, chair of the Ethics Committee for the Virginia Counselors Association, editorial board member for the Virginia Counselors Journal, and also served as state director of Virginia Vocational Guidance Programs. He also has served on the editorial boards of several national counseling journals and has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and research reports. He has chaired or co-chaired more than 40 doctoral dissertations to successful completion and has been an effective adviser to dozens of master’s degree students in counselor education; many of his doctoral students are employed as counselor educators at leading universities and are involved in preparing the next generation of practitioners and professors. He is highly praised for the quality of his instruction and advising, and his concern for the personal and professional well-being of his students.

Hohenshil, a Radford resident, earned a pair of bachelor's, his master’s, and a Ph.D. in counselor education, all from Kent State University.