Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition
Maryalice Citera (Psychology) and Robin Cohen-La Valle, associate dean of students, are the recipients of a research grant from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for a study titled “Transfer Student Self-Reliance and Its Relationship to Adjustment and Academic Performance in the Millennial Transfer Student.”
Phyllis Freeman (Psychology) will receive the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association Distinguished Teacher Award, which is presented to a faculty member whose singular accomplishments exceed normal expectations in a chosen field, on March 21. Freeman has been a member of the faculty since 1975 and was the first College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year for 1995-1996.
James Halpern (Psychology) and Karla Vermeulen (Psychology) were awarded $45,242 by the New York State Department of Health for their project, “Instructor Candidate Trainings for Healthcare Facilities and Psychological First Aid,” which will prepare health care employees to help those affected by disasters and public health emergencies through training on such topics as ongoing support and the development of programming and materials on the mental health needs of special populations during and after disasters.