Marywood University will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with its Pacer to the Polls initiative on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Marywood will join more than 2,000 organizations that are partnering for cross-country efforts to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November.
With a historic presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter should exercise her or his right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by getting registered. This is why communities across the country are planning to use the day to increase voter participation.
In addition, Marywood University has joined more than 160 college presidents and chancellors in committing to full student voter registration and participation in all elections through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (All IN). To support full student voter participation of all eligible students, ALL IN and its Higher Education Presidents Council has launched a call to action for higher education presidents and chancellors to fully engage students in electoral participation.
Marywood University will host various virtual and in-person opportunities throughout the day. To find out the list of activities for the National Voter Registration Day at Marywood University, please follow us @marywoodactivities on Instagram, and like/follow Marywood Activities Council on Facebook, as there will be many opportunities for engagement via social media leading up to and during the event.
Amara Chukwunenye of Dunmore was among Marywood University faculty and students of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) who recently presented, “Infusing Education on Bias and Diversity Considerations in Psychopathology Courses,” at the 2020 virtual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Also presenting at the APA annual meeting were Lindsay A. Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP, assistant professor in the Psychology and Counseling Center; and doctor of psychology students, Gabriel Rivera, New Cumberland, and Brienna-Rae Cruz, Jermyn.
The annual APA meeting provides countless opportunities for attendees to grow in their role as psychologists, leaders, and changemakers. Hundreds of experts from across the discipline come together to share the best information from the field and to bring professional development opportunities to licensed psychologists.
Marywood University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) celebrated graduating the 100th student from its program at the University’s 102nd commencement ceremony on Aug. 15, 2020, during a virtual ceremony.
Marywood’s Psy.D. program accepted its first six students in 2001 and became an American Psychological Association accredited program in 2006. Alumni of the Psy.D. program work in a variety of settings, including private practices, medical centers, community mental health centers, college counseling centers, correctional facilities, and in the military.
The APA-accredited Psy.D. program at Marywood University prepares students to provide evidence-based and culturally-sensitive clinical services to diverse populations. Students develop competencies in nine areas, including research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values and attitudes, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.
For additional information about Marywood University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, please visit marywood.edu/psychology/psyd, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.