Anna Goodbread, a third-year doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational psychology department, will receive the annual Dr. Louise McBee Scholarship from the Athens Area Psychological Association at the organization’s legislative breakfast in December.
Goodbread is studying student engagement in early elementary school students and hopes that by working closely with teachers and administrators, she can help shape a new approach to working with struggling students.
AAPA is a nonprofit, professional organization of licensed psychologists focused on delivering psychological services to the larger community. In addition to serving as an advocate for area professionals, the organization strives to promote professional development through continuing education programs.
Established in honor of McBee for her service in numerous roles at UGA, the scholarship is awarded each year to the top female graduate student in one of the three counseling preparation programs at UGA, which include counseling, school and clinical psychology. In addition to her 25-year tenure at UGA, McBee also worked as a psychologist and served six terms in the Georgia House of Representatives.