Homecoming Celebration 2013
2013 Adler School Alumni Homecoming Celebration
The Adler School welcomed 300 alumni, graduates, faculty, staff, and guests to its annual Homecoming celebration Saturday, Oct. 19. Guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live music at this popular and growing event.
Adler School President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., opened the program with a warm welcome for the 2013 graduates and alumni returning to the School. Andres Zayas, president of the Adler School Alumni Board, presented three distinguished alumni awards during the program
The Bill Powers Award recognizes a police psychology graduate who demonstrates a strong commitment to community, excellent leadership skills, and exemplary academic performance. Victoria Priola-Surowiec, Psy.D., Department Chair, Forensic and Police Psychology, presented the 2013 award to Adriana Gutierrez-Diaz.
Since 2001, Adriana has been a Police Officer with the Chicago Police Department. She has held a variety of assignments that have required her to respond to and investigate crimes in progress, handle gang, narcotic, and vice calls for service as well as ensure the safety of visitors to Chicago. In the MAP program, she has shown herself to be a woman of integrity and fortitude with the capacity for insightful, innovative leadership that is consistent with the legacy of the late Commander Bill Powers.
The Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients are selected by the Adler School Alumni Board and presented to two alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the field of psychology.
Ela Ashtari, Psy.D. ‘11
Ela is recent graduate who is doing important work with clients in the criminal justice system. Currently a psychologist with the Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department in Houston Texas, she is developing and launching the inaugural psychological services program for Harris County. She continues to find time to volunteer in the community.
Steven Stein, M.A. ‘79
Steven is a 1979 graduate who has a long history of service in the governance sector of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). His multiple achievements in serving various communities, promoting Adlerian psychology and values, and his leadership role in the field are exemplary. Steve’s practice treats children, families, and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and interpersonal issues.
Look for announcement for the 2014 Homecoming Celebration—we hope you’ll be able to be a part of this growing tradition next year.