It didn’t take long for alumni from AUNE’s Department of Clinical Psychology to feel the love when they arrived to celebrate PsyD’s thirtieth anniversary, Saturday, April 27. The excitement was palpable when people started coming in, said Lorraine Mangione, PsyD faculty member.
Kathi Borden, department chair, gave an update of the department, including PsyD’s three centers, followed by a community-building ice-breaker. Then everyone broke up into four discussion groups, led by faculty members Colby Smith, Gargi Roysircar, Jim Fauth, and David Junno.
Lunch, sponsored by the AUNE Office of Development and Alumni Relations, was followed by the Antioch Trivia Game Quiz. Game-show host and faculty member Susan Hawes, presided, keeping a brewing controversy within bounds. Faculty member George Tremblay spoke on The future of Psychology: Bringing Our Reach within our Grasp?
The day came to a close with a tribute by faculty member Roger Peterson to David Singer, who began the PsyD program at AUNE and who died earlier this year. Everyone partook of an enormous chocolate cake, which lived on to fuel several more PsyD events over the next few days.
It was very warm and communal, a day full of feeling, Mangione said.
Read an alum’s take on the day here.
Read about the history of the PsyD Department.
See photos from the celebration here.