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College Roundup A selection of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings

August 2017

Three doctoral students in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences were the recipients of the outstanding poster award sponsored by the Health Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association in August. Mijin Kim in the counseling psychology doctoral program and Lexie Posada and Rhonda Scherer in the educational psychology and individual differences doctoral program received this esteemed honor.

Three doctoral students received travel awards from Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences to attend the American Psychological Association conference in Washington D.C. in August. Counseling psychology doctoral students Amanda Broyles, Alexandra Slaughter and Ewune Ewane presented their research in poster format at the conference.

Alumnus Gary Henry, immediate past president of the UH College of Education Alumni Board, was recognized as Region 4 TESPAN of the Year by the Texas Elementary Supervisors and Principals Association in August. The award recognizes members who are “committed to advancing the principalship and the association, as well as serving as a voice for Texas students.” Henry, a former Valley Oaks Elementary principal, now serves as director of talent and support at the Spring Branch Independent School District. He received a B.S. in physical education from the College in 1988 and is pursuing an Ed.D. in professional leadership – special populations here.

Alum Donna Clark, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – K-12 program, received a travel fellowship to attend and present her research at the University Council for Educational Administration 2017 Annual Convention in Denver in November. Clark also met policy researchers from around the nation, received mentoring and learned about grant writing, publishing as a student and pursuing tenure.

Yu Liu, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, won Outstanding Poster at the Early Career Psychologists Research and Innovation Poster Session at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Washington D.C. in August. Liu’s research was titled “Evaluation of multi-parameter test statistics for multiple imputation.”