EWU McNair Alumna Miriam Carlson (class of 2020) currently attends Gonzaga University's Education Specialist in School Psychology program, and she is doing great things there! Miriam recently received the Jeanne Foster-Wardian Leadership in Education Award at Gonzaga University. This award was established in honor of Jeanne Foster-Wardian, who served as Dean of the School of Education from 1974-1989. She lived her personal and professional life supporting and encouraging the potential for leadership that she believed was in everyone. The Jeanne Foster-Wardian Leadership in Education Award is bestowed each year to students who demonstrate evidence of excellent scholastic achievement, disciplinary competence, commitment to education through service, and integrity of character.
Miriam also had the opportunity to help with the writing and editing of a textbook, Essentials of Bayley™ —4 Assessment by Dr. Vincent Alfonso. Dr. Alfonso is a professor highly published and recognized in the field of school psychology. Miriam is thanked in the book's acknowledgments.
Additionally, Miriam contributed to the research and development phase of the PsyD in School Psychology program at Gonzaga University that is projected to launch in 2023.
Miriam completed her McNair Summer Research project titled The Effects of Cognitive Appraisal on Postsecondary Education in 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Aryn Zeihnert. She went on to attend Gonzaga University's Education Specialist in School Psychology program. She is a member of the American Psychological Association. Congratulations, Miriam, on all of your achievements!