At the Baccalaureate Ceremony on May 21, 2004 the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences recognized the following students for their outstanding achievements with these awards:
Kimberly A. Albin - Andrew Lutakome Kayiira Award in Criminal Justice
Kim is President of the Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and has also served as Treasurer of the Criminal Justice Club. She has earned Dean's List honors for the past five semesters. In addition, as student assistant in the department of criminal justice for the past three years, Kim has given valuable assistance to the faculty. Kim has been accepted into Northeastern University's premier Graduate Program in Criminal Justice.
Kristen Willoughby - The St. Marcellin Champagnat Award for Excellence in Education
Kristin's four years at Marist were marked by an exceptionally strong record of service to children with disabilities, as a summer employee and as a year-round volunteer. Kristin has accepted a position as a special education teacher in Hawaii.
Jennifer A. Zimmerman - Award for Excellence in Psychology
Jennifer has brought together the major in psychology and minor in biology. She has presented research findings at regional and national conferences and is published in the proceedings. Service contributions include Psychology Club president, Student Programming Council member, Peer-to-Peer Grief Counselor, and peer note taker. Jennifer was elected to Psi Chi, the Psychology Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She has completed a full time internship with special needs children and after additional work experience she will pursue a doctorate in psychology.
Lauren Anne Eberle - The Eileen Taylor Appleby Award for Excellence in Social Work
Lauren's service to the college and community are notable. As president of the Social Work Association she initiated programs for at-risk youth and battered women. Lauren has served as secretary of the Gender Equality Club, Chair of the Take Back the Night Committee, and a member of Unity Day Committee. Lauren is a rape crisis volunteer at the Family Partnership Center, a member of NOW and participated in the recent Women's March in Washington. Lauren will attend Wheelock College for the Master's Degree in Social Work.
David J. Mack - The Daniel Kirk Graduate Psychology Award
David was a somewhat unusual Psychology Graduate student as he decided on a career change from accounting to research-based psychology, which he had adopted with enthusiasm and dedication. He has worked with a senior faculty member on a number of interesting and scholarly projects.
Starting June 1, 2004, he will be working full time as a Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, a division of the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Rockland County. There he will be studying the neurological correlates of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).