Dr. Satoko Nguyen ’12, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, presented in November on the topic of Canadian workers’ satisfaction after retirement at the annual conference of the Society of Applied Gerontology–Japan in Yokohama and gave a poster presentation about the same topic in October at the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a teacher at the Sundai Michigan International Academy in Novi and a Japanese-English medical, chemical patent, and article translator for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes ’02, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, was inducted into the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame during an awards ceremony on March 22. The hall of fame honors individuals who have made substantial contributions to business and industry as well as making a lifetime commitment to enhancing communities in the region. Dr. Hughes is the CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, a certified mental health center that provides behavioral health and child welfare services.
Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes ’02, a Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, was the featured speaker in January at Purdue University North Central’s 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Breakfast in Westville, Ind. She spoke about her book Influencing Today’s Youth: Shaping the Behaviors, Expectations, and Aspirations of Tomorrow’s Leaders (Graham Publishing Group, 2012) and how it relates to Dr. King’s legacy. Dr. Hughes is the CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living Inc., a certified mental health center that provides behavioral health and child welfare services.
Keith Plouffe ’12, an M.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Mental Health Counseling graduate, published Annie’s Odyssey (Lauric Press, 2012), a novel that traces a protagonist’s journey to spiritual awakening and recovery.
Farrah Brown ’09, an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling graduate, was recently awarded the Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars fellowship, which will fund three years of doctoral studies in counseling psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Brown is also an active member of the American Psychological Association and a regular speaker at Howard University’s Women of Excellence Workshop.
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