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University News | 06.25.21

Adler University Alumni Updates – Summer 2021

Adler University celebrates the accomplishments of our alumni and the impactful work they are doing as socially responsible practitioners. Our alumni are advancing social justice, promoting inclusion, and working with communities to improve health and well-being. Here are some of their recent accomplishments: 

Appointments and Awards 

Mark Bilkey, Psy.D. ‘97 (Clinical Psychology), Chicago Campus, received 2021 Adler University Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Donesha Collier, M.A. ’20 (Couple and Family Therapy), Chicago Campus, joined the Phoenix Rising Counselling and Guidance group in Chicago, IL. 

Jessica Gomez, Psy.D. ‘12 (Clinical Psychology), Chicago Campus, named Executive Director of Momentous Institute in Dallas, TX.  

Jeff Patton, M.A. ’16, (Sport and Human Performance), Chicago Campus, was promoted to head coach of the beach volleyball program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Hollis Rabin, M.A. ’14 (Couple and Family Therapy), Chicago Campus, joined the CORE – Center of Relational Empowerment team in Chicago, IL. 

Octavia Sampson, MCP ‘20 (Counselling Psychology), Vancouver Campus, founded Afya Collective in Vancouver, CA.  

Christina Sanchez, M.A. ’20 (Couple and Family Therapy), Chicago Campus, joined the Green House, Lifeworks’ 12-month, in-house training fellowship in the Chicagoland area. 

Judy Sutherland, M.A. ’85, Ph.D., Chicago Campus, creator of Adler University’s M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy program, received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) 69th Annual Conference on May 29, 2021.

Jaclyn Waldvogel, M.A. (Counseling Psychology), Chicago Campus, named Dean of Students at Jefferson Middle School in Aurora, IL.

Margo Wittenbach, M.A. ’20 (Art Therapy), Chicago Campus, joined the Kalamazoo Child and Family Counseling private practice in Portage, MI.


Publications, Presentations, and Podcasts 

William Nicholls-Allison, M.A. ‘20 (Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Program), Vancouver Campus, presented the results of his graduate research study, “I Can Be a Hero” at the 2021 International Heroism Science Conference. 

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