During the Fall 2008 semester, students formed the first campus-wide student government. This group, envisioned in Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Strategic Plan and 2006 Social Justice Audit, has two representatives from each of AUNE’s five academic departments.
The Student Government chair sits on AUNE’s President’s Council, which meets monthly with AUNE’s President, David Caruso, and members of the President’s Cabinet.
We, the members of the student government of Antioch University New England, in our democratic capacity, provide students a voice in matters pertaining to student welfare, student activities, and student participation in AUNE planning. We are an elected representative body that seeks to preserve a student-centered environment through education and advocacy by challenging ourselves, the student body, and the university.
2011 Members of AUNE Student Government (by department)
Aubry Koehler – Aubry is a second year Master’s student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. She is currently interning at Concord Hospital’s Family Health Center and is interested in pursuing a doctorate in Medical Family Therapy after she graduates. When not schooling, interning, or working, she likes to stay active, explore the world, and write. A native of Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, Aubry grew up in a small town with lots of trees and free spirits around her. At AUNE she feels right at home – there are more than enough free spirits to make up for lack of trees!
Stephanie Gatsiadis – Stephanie Gatsiadis is a second year in the AUNE Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She has moved to Keene to further her education after graduating from Roger Williams University, Rhode Island with a degree in psychology and minor in biology, 2010. Being born and raised on Long Island it took time but she has come to love New Hampshire and even enjoy the snowy winter season. She is currently an intern at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, which is a life changing experience. She plans to continue on to receive a doctoral level degree in the future and counsel children in crisis.
Megan Lyons – Megan is a second year student in the Clinical Psychology program at AUNE. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Northern Michigan University, where she majored in psychology and minored in biology. She went on to work as a manager in a group home for adults and provided in-home therapy for autistic children for a little over a year, and then her drive to continue her education returned. In June of 2010, Megan took on a new life adventure and moved her family from the Midwest to Massachusetts to pursue her doctoral degree at AUNE. She enjoys living in a quintessential New England town and spending her free time exploring all that that East Coast has to offer.
Casey O’Keefe – Casey O’Keefe is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program here at AUNE. She received her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2010, where she majored in Psychology with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. Casey was born, raised, and is still living on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is currently on practicum at The Brown Center for the Study of Children At-Risk in Providence, RI. In her off-time, Casey enjoys yoga, bowling, and those rare moments when she can read for her own enjoyment.
Caitlin McCoy – Caitlin McCoy grew up in the beautiful town of Groton, Massachusetts where she studied karate, loved to canoe the Nashua River and did not root for the Red Sox. After earning a degree in Social Work with a minor in concert-going from the University of New Hampshire, she lived along the seacoast and surfed every day. The desire to become a teacher brought her north to the mysterious city of Portland, Maine where she led a class of 9-year-old boys at a school for children with behavioral issues. Combining a love for teaching and a love of nature, Caitlin has found her educational home within AUNE’s Waldorf Education program.
Christopher Green – Chris is a second year student in the Self-Designed Study (SDS) concentration of the Environmental Studies Department pursuing a master’s degree in ‘Esoteric Ecology’. Having come to AUNE with no aspirations of taking a leadership role, he now serves as Chair of Student Government. It works. Come to this school and learn to lead.
Becky Holt – Becky Holt is currently in AUNE’s Accelerated MBA in Sustainability program. She decided to join the MBA program after seeing the positive impact that businesses can have in their communities and on environmental issues. She is optimistic that business will be a driving force in the change toward a sustainable future. When she is not keeping up with work she is surfing, painting in her studio, or watching squirrels (seriously, she loves them!). Becky lives, works, and plays in Portsmouth, NH.
Sarah McVicar – Sarah is a student in AUNE’s accelerated MBA in Sustainability program. She was born and raised in New Hampshire’s lovely White Mountains where she developed her love for trees, writing, cats and adventures. (As a youth, she combined these interests in a story about cats hanging out in the woods having adventures). After graduating from college, she worked in communications at American Forests, the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation group, in Washington, DC. In the future, she hopes to work in the nonprofit sector helping organizations function sustainably both internally and within their broader communities. She currently lives 5 minutes from campus with her housemate and poorly behaved cat, Rambo.
Department of Applied Psychology
Assistant Professor of CMHC Program