The Elina Manghi Memorial

A legacy of learning. 
The Elina Manghi Memorial.
A legacy of learning.
The Elina Manghi Memorial.

The 2016 Elina Manghi Memorial Lecture and Scholarship Reception

Congratulations to this year’s Elina Manghi Scholarship Winners!

  • Alejandra Chavez – Alejandra wants to empower Latino parents and families. She is researching the resiliency of immigrant Mexican American mothers and how they are overcoming barriers for their children’s academic success. Her long-term goal is to develop programs that will empower Latino parents in impoverished communities through education, resources and support for their children and she’s doing this by focusing on the successes that have worked instead of the failures that have not.
  • Jamal Cunningham – Jamal spent a few years as a teacher in an underserved community where he was inspired to pursue his Psy.D. His research has been in the LGBTQ community in faith based colleges. After graduation he would like to further explore the intersection of sexuality, ethnic/cultural norms and spirituality in youth in order to better advocate for systemic changes.
  • Liza Amanda Weber – Liza’s research has focused on cognitive functioning in children and adolescents with ADHD and mood disorders. She hails from the US Virgin Islands where she would like to return after graduation so that she can influence change, making a difference in how mental health issues are viewed in the diverse Caribbean society and make services more prevalent and available. 

The Elina Manghi Memorial

The Memorial was established at Adler University to honor the memory of Elina Manghi, Ph.D., a cherished colleague, and a consummate child and adolescent psychologist. Dr. Manghi was an exemplary clinician, researcher and teacher, whose compassion and generosity deeply touched everyone with whom she worked. The Elina Manghi Memorial Child and Adolescent Psychology Lecture features a leading figure in the field of child and adolescent psychology, whose work exemplifies the qualities and principles Elina espoused and taught.

Child and Adolescent Psychology Diversity Scholarship

Established in 2012, the Elina Manghi Child and Adolescent Psychology Diversity Scholarship is designated for students entering the Child and Adolescent Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program at Adler University. The Diversity Scholarship honors Dr. Manghi’s commitment to working with underserved populations and intended to encourage students to pursue work in the field to which Dr. Manghi dedicated her life. The fund annually will provide a $1,000 scholarship to one student working with an under-represented ethnic group. The scholarship was established through the generosity of David Katz, Ph.D., ABPP, Program Chair, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program, and Core Faculty member at Adler University.

Contributions for both the Diversity Scholarship are welcomed and accepted through the Office for Institutional Advancement. Contributions can be made online or by mail:

Adler University
Office for Institutional Advancement
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Please make your check payable to Adler University and include “The Elina Manghi Memorial Scholarship” in the memo section.