We Have Great Grad Students!

This past Wednesday, the College of Education recognized graduate students for their important contributions to the College, and several of our grad students were honored!

AmandaAmanda Berns has been a student in the PhD degree program in School Psychology since 2009.  She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The University of Iowa in 2005.

Dr. Susan Assouline wrote the following:  “Amanda Berns is an exceptional student in the school psychology program.  Prior to entering the program, she was involved in working with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and was second author on a very important paper published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disability.  She will continue to develop this area of interest and burgeoning expertise during her APPIC internship next year at the Devereux Foundation.   For the past two years, she has also served as a graduate assistant at the Belin-Blank Center.  She is part of a 3-person grad student team that is assigned to advise and mentor the Belin-Blank Center’s undergrads.  As with everything she does, Amanda gives this responsibility her entire attention, she cares deeply about all of the students, and has fulfilled this commitment with grace and respect.  These are just a few of the reasons I am recommending Amanda for graduate student recognition.”

AlexAlex Leilani Wenger has been a student in the Master’s degree program in Higher Education and Student Affairs since 2011. She completed a bachelor degree in Psychology at The University of Iowa in 2011.  After completing her degree this spring, Alex will move home to the Quad Cities where she will begin life as a new student affairs professional.

Dr. Debora Liddell wrote:  “Alex Wenger is a second-year Master’s student in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Program.  A quiet leader in the community, she leads by example: she is an ethical, engaged, and caring professional.  In her assistantship with the Belin–Blank Center, Alex works closely with underrepresented undergraduates to help create a sense of place.”

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