Dr. William H. Van Hoose was a highly esteemed Counselor Education Professor at the University of Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University and then served in the Korean War. Upon returning, he received an M.S. from Indiana University and Ph.D. from Ohio State. Before UVA, Dr. Van Hoose was a teacher, counselor, and psychologist at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.
Dr. Van Hoose authored and co-authored over 40 academic articles and 11 books. In 1964, the Virginia Counselors Association started the William H. Van Hoose Career Service award program. This award recognizes committed counselors in the state. Also, the University of Virginia annually awards the William H. Van Hoose Memorial Award in his honor. This award goes to full-time graduate students majoring in Counselor Education who display academic achievement and a commitment to counseling.