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Chicago Tribune Features Student, Military Veteran for NFL/Tillman Foundation Honor 11.10.13
Chicago Tribune Features Student, Military Veteran for NFL/Tillman Foundation Honor

As an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who can empathize with the horrors of conflict, Adler University student, Illinois Army National Guardsman and Sgt. 1st Class Blake Schroedter is pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist  to help combat veterans work through psychological issues. 

For his outstanding leadership, experience, and scholarly pursuits, Sgt. Schroedter was recognized at Chicago's Solder Field during the Nov. 10 Chicago Bears/Detroit Lions game as the 2013 National Football League (NFL)-Tillman Military Scholar. In this Sunday Chicago Tribune story about the honor, Schroedter discusses his service, goals, and work with fellow military psychology students at the Adler University  to develop a program to help veterans manage their stress.

"Having prior service, he really brings a lot of life to the classroom. His professional experiences really do help to inform the curriculum," says Grady Osten-Garner, Ph.D., former U.S. Army reservist and coordinator of the Adler University's Psy.D. military clinical psychology track.

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About the Adler School of Professional Psychology

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School enrolls more than 1,200 students in doctoral and master’s degree programs and offerings at its campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online. 


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