Alicia MacDougall, second year PsyD student, was selected to receive the Colby Smith Scholarship for 2017-18. The scholarship was created by Colby Smith and supported by numerous students and colleagues to honor his many years as a faculty member in the Clinical Psychology department. The scholarship committee recognized her commitment and character–qualities Colby values and demonstrates every day. As stated by the committee, “We chose Alicia due to her extraordinary commitment to both research and practice in psychology, work ethic, and personal and professional integrity. Her positive and constructive outlook, along with a love of exploration and play, capture elements essential to Colby’s ways of being.” Her leadership involvement with Division 39 was also noted.
The Colby Smith Scholarship provides an award to one continuing Clinical Psychology student who demonstrates commitment and character. The scholarship acknowledges the student’s aspirations and dreams and any extraordinary circumstances that brought the student to AUNE.