Year in Review

Believe it or not, we are just four weeks away from the end of the calendar year! Where did 2023 go?
Well, we all have heard the expression time flies when you are having fun, and I believe that expression
can be translated into time flies when you are contributing. As 2023 came and is about to go in a blink,
here is a non-exhaustive summary of how the AGS community contributed to the greater good this

  • Students presented at four professional conferences.
  • Faculty presented at 10 professional conferences.
  • Faculty contributed three research articles and 20 book chapters to the professional literature.
  • One of our adjunct faculty co-hosted a co-occurring care professional conference.
  • Students, faculty, and staff participated together in a volunteer conservation activity with Urban
  • Students, staff, and faculty participated in a fundraising effort to benefit a reservation dog rescue
  • Alumni held a fundraising auction to raise money for student scholarships.
  • One student engaged in professional leadership activities as part of their NBCC Minority
    Fellowship Program.
  • Five faculty members served in leadership positions in regional professional associations.
  • Five faculty members served in leadership positions in national professional associations.
  • Two staff members served as accreditation reviewers.
  • Two faculty members served on three non-profit boards.
  • Three faculty members served as members of editorial boards and/or as manuscript reviewers.
  • Alumni, faculty, and staff worked together to secure a state grant that is funding a project to train
    mental health professionals to better serve law enforcement personnel and their families, which
    will in turn contribute to public safety.

And this is just a partial list, as many students, staff, and faculty members have engaged in volunteer
service of which I am unaware.

I wish you all a healthy, peaceful, and safe holiday season, and a great start to 2024. I look forward to
all the ways in which we will be putting social interest into action next year, as the AGS community
continues to pursue our mission of preparing mental health and human service professionals with a
strong Adlerian foundation to foster encouragement, collaboration, and a sense of belonging to the
individuals, families, and culturally diverse communities they serve.

Dr. Solange Ribeiro
Adler Graduate School President

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