Virginia C. Bennett Award.
This award is presented annually to the doctor of psychology student who evidences
dedication to the use of psychological skills and knowledge to
alleviate problems of minority-group children in coping with the
educational process. The award was established in 1983 by students,
alumni, colleagues, and friends of Virginia C. Bennett on the occasion
of her retirement from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).
Dean's Award for Contribution to Student Life.
Presented annually to the students who have done the most to
foster and enhance the quality of life at GSAPP during the academic
Cyril M. Franks Award for Excellence in Research.
award was instituted in 1992 to honor Dr. Franks on his retirement from
the faculty. It is presented each year to a graduating student whose
doctoral dissertation, completed during the previous 12 months,
evidences outstanding scholarship.
Instituted in 1990 to honor the first dean of the school,
Donald R. Peterson, it is awarded annually to a GSAPP graduate who,
through a sustained career in professional psychology, has contributed
to the public good at the highest level of distinction. Candidates must
have earned the doctoral degree at least five years prior to receiving
Robert D. Weitz Professional Award.
in 1976, this award is presented annually to the graduating student
whose energy, spirit, and enthusiasm evidence a dedication and
willingness to work in the interests of professional psychology and the
people it serves. The recipient is decided by a vote of all
students eligible for the award, all full-time faculty, and all
visiting faculty members in residence during the academic year.