Commencement, May 19th, 2013
The 247th Rutgers University Commencement was held in the Rutgers University High Point Solutions Stadium on Sunday, May 19th. Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi conferred degrees on 14,302 graduates. The Honorable Virginia Long, a retired associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, was this year's keynote speaker. Long is an alumna of Rutgers Law School-Newark’s Class of 1966, and has who blazed a trail for women in law.
GSAPP held its thirty-eighth Convocation earlier that morning at the Rutgers Visitor Center on Busch Campus.
Stanley Messer presented The Robert D. Weitz Award to Jenny Jones (School). This award is presented to the
graduating student whose energy, spirit, and enthusiasm
evidences a dedication and willingness
to work in the interests of professional psychology
and the people it serves.
Anne Gregory writes: “Jennifer has a striking ability to connect with others, a strong commitment to the wellbeing of historically disenfranchised groups, and the curiosity and critical mindedness essential for practitioner-scientists. Her leadership as an up-and-coming professional in the field has been recognized by recent awards, namely, the New Jersey Psychological Association Community Award and the Executive Women of new Jersey Merit Scholarship. She was recently notified that she was selected for a highly competitive, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospitals in NYC.
|The Cyril Franks Award was presented to Laurie Zandberg (Clinical). This award is presented to the graduating student whose doctoral dissertation evidences outstanding scholarship and reflects GSAPP’s standard of excellence. Laurie’s dissertation was titled “Train-The-Trainer:
Implementation Of Cognitive Behavioral Guided Self-
Help For Eating Disorders In A University Setting.” Laurie’s research study served as a model for the
training of staff in the counseling center.
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The graduates were welcomed into the GSAPP Alumni Association by
Peter DeNigris, Alumni Association President.
Congratulations to all our graduates!