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UGA student recognized by APA

UGA educational psychology student recognized by APA for research

Athens, Ga. – Katherine Raczynski, a University of Georgia graduate student in educational psychology, has received two awards for her research at the recent American Psychological Association convention.

Raczynski, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics program, received the Society of Counseling Psychology Prevention section’s Graduate Student Prevention Research Award and Research Proposal Award.

The awards recognize outstanding research by a graduate student and provide funds to pursue her research in the future.

Raczynski has directed the GREAT Schools and Families Project, served as an interventionist with the school violence reduction program, supervised bully prevention projects and is currently the project director for the Healthy Teens Project in UGA’s College of Public Health.

Other College of Education affiliates recognized at the APA convention included:

  • Linda Campbell, a professor in the department of counseling and human development services, was named a Fellow of the APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology division. She was named a Fellow of the Psychotherapy division in 2002.
  • Sharon Horne, a graduate of the Counseling Psychology program and now a faculty member at the University of Memphis, was named a Fellow of the APA and of the Division of International Psychology.
  • John Dagley, a former faculty member in counseling psychology, now at Auburn University, received the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Outstanding Mentor Award.
  • Kathryn Norsworthy, who completed post-doctoral respecialization in counseling psychology and now a professor at Rollins College in Florida, received the Society of Counseling Psychology Social Justice Award.