Newsletter and Announcements
Andrea Wierzchowski, a third-year school psychology doctoral student at Texas Woman’s University, has received a 2017 Melanie Foundation scholarship for her work promoting mental health awareness and treatment for underserved children and their families. Her $1,500 award will go toward furthering her educational goals, which includes completing her doctorate and becoming a licensed psychologist.
Texas Woman’s University students teamed up with students from University of Central Arkansas and Collin College to win the 2017 Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award. Students from the Texas Woman’s and University of Central Arkansas Psi Chi chapters, as well as the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta, were recognized for their collaborative workshop, titled “The Gritty Team: Passion, Purpose and Success,” which was presented at this year’s Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference in San Antonio.
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Noelany Pelc is receiving her Ph.D. in counseling psychology this month. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, English is her second language. In addition to serving as an undergraduate instructor at TWU, Noelany also helped author a revision of the APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women, served as a campus student representative for the APA's Society for the Psychology of Women, and is now an assistant professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Her instructors say that Noelany exemplifies the very best of TWU, and has showed tremendous perseverance during her tenure. Noelany, congratulations on graduating from TWU!
John Maddoux also is receiving his Ph.D. in counseling psychology this December. His research focuses on trauma recovery, particularly Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and has been published in over 25 peer-reviewed articles. In 2015, John won the graduate council award for exceptional and original scholarship. He has completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Western New York VA Healthcare System, where he specialized in the treatment of PTSD, substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors. John currently is completing a postdoctoral residency in substance abuse at the Dallas VA. Congratulations, John, on your graduation!
Congratulations to all of our Fall 2016 graduates!
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