Melanie Merola O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Announcing the Melanie Merola O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund: Melanie Merola O’Donnell was a student in the Department of Clinical Psychology when she tragically died on January 5, 2006 at the age of 33. Her family and friends created the scholarship fund with the principal purpose of extending Melanie’s legacy of helping others through caring and compassionate mental healthcare, with a particular focus on enhancing a sense of community. They have joined together to celebrate her life with this cause, hoping to identify others who share her commitment to helping those in need, and providing those individuals financial assistance for the pursuit of graduate degrees in a mental health field. The Fund’s primary fundraiser was a half-marathon and 5K run/walk in Saratoga Springs, NY on September 23rd. For more information about the Fund, visit


Headshots of six people involved in the symposium. From L to R- Top- Katherine Evarts, Aishwarya Lonikar, Jude Bergkamp Bottom- Dean Hammer, Susana Gomez, Ingrid Ingerson

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