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Adler Psy.D Student Runs 
 In History-Making Election 03.31.17
Adler Psy.D Student Runs
In History-Making Election
03.31.17

The Chicago Tribune recently highlighted a current Adler University student running as an incumbent candidate for a seat on a suburban park district board.

Aurora resident Cynthia Penne is among 11 vying for seven positions on the Fox Valley Park Board in a history-making election. This year marks the first in the board’s 70-year history that voters will select the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Penne, 33, is currently working to complete her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Adler University. She’s also completing an internship at Trinity Services, Inc.

"The mission … is to enrich our community with fun, diverse and safe park and recreation experiences through environmentally and fiscally responsible actions," she said, in the Chicago Tribune report, adding that she strives to positively impact her community."I believe that all our community members, no matter their financial ability, should have an opportunity to participate in our programs. I have supported measures to improve our programs and parks to truly represent our community as a whole."

Read the full article: Fox Valley Park District Candidates to Make History.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.