Kathleen Cherry, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, published Blowing Bubbles (Aaspirations Publishing, 2012), a children's book designed to help children cope with illness and aging. She is an elementary school counselor in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Derek Neuts, an M.S. in Psychology student and U.S. Air Force veteran, co-founded the Institute for Veteran Cultural Studies in October, officially launching programs in January. The institute offers online classes, seminars, workshops, and organizational consulting services to nonprofits and other providers that serve veterans and their families. Neuts is a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, the Oregon Career Development Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Pennie Murray ’06, an M.S. in Psychology graduate, Ph.D. in Psychology student, and motivational life coach, authored Giving Myself Permission: Putting Fear and Doubt in Their Place (GMP Publishing, 2013) to offer readers practical ways to reconnect with their potential and purpose.
Jeannette Bryant ’09, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate and a Ph.D. in Public Health student, earned formal 501(c)(3) status for Kids Be Aware (KBA) in August. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit publishes books and conducts seminars that educate parents and children about infectious and chronic diseases. Bryant has partnered with colleagues to create a board of directors, which includes Susan Ruiz and Renee Sullivan, Ph.D. in Psychology students, and Teressa Godley-Chase, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student. Sullivan is an adjunct faculty member at several universities near her home in Macon, Ga.
Henry J. Gohlke, a Ph.D. in Psychology student, was named a vice president of Capital Southwest Corporation in Dallas in November. He will lead the firm’s investment activities in the specialty chemicals and products sector. Gohlke previously served as principal at Sebesta Blomberg and vice president of corporate development at RectorSeal.
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