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Wins Psychology Award
MAILED: March 30, 1999|
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate student Heidi Verschay, Owen, received the Allard Award this month from the Wisconsin School Psychologist Association.
The award, given to the most outstanding non-doctoral level graduate in Wisconsin, was presented to Verschay at the WSPA convention March 19 along with $300.
Verschay's selection for the award reflects her excellent undergraduate preparation at UW-Eau Claire, said Dr. William Frankenberger, professor of psychology.
This is the third consecutive year that a UW-Eau Claire student has won the Allard Award. UW-Eau Claire's school psychology program offers its students experiences that are not available at many other universities, Frankenberger said of why its students are consistently recognized as outstanding.
For example, students in the program at UW-Eau Claire can gain experience working at the Human Development Center, can work at Lac du Flambeau and participate in the tutoring/social skills programs at Lakeshore and Lincoln elementary schools in Eau Claire. Participants in the program are currently working with the state Department of Public Instruction to revise the state's special education laws. And a thesis is required in the program, which often leads to professional presentations and publications, Frankenberger said, noting that Verschay has participated in all of these opportunities.
Verschay represents the type of students attracted to UW-Eau Claire's school psychology program, Frankenberger said.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 30, 1999