Note Category: Student

Kathy Hoffman

Kathy Hoffman, PhD in Leadership and Change student, was awarded the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Director’s Office Employee of the Year Award in recognition of the way in which she changed the agency’s business related to stakeholder engagement, public processes and outreach, and overhauled their policy and regulatory development. Additionally, she was invited to serve on a four-person panel to discuss cannabis regulation from the regulators perspective at the 5th Annual Cannabis Law Institute hosted by the International Cannabis Bar Association at George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. She is also a panelist on several topics

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PhD in Leadership and Change Students and Alum to Present at Conference

PhD in Leadership and Change students LauraLynn Jansen, Cindy Mako Robinson, Kader Gumus, and alumna Dr. Shana Hormann will present at the International Association’s Women in Leadership Conference in Portsmouth, United Kingdom June 15-17, 2022. The conference includes three days of programming including keynotes, reflective conversations, workshops, panels, presentations, and more. The conference will provide space and time for participants to reflect and rejuvenate while inspiring each other and developing research and practice as leaders for today and tomorrow. The schedule and presentations include: Wed, June 15, 8:00 to 8:40am: PhD in Leadership and Change student LauraLynn Jansen will present “Integrated Alchemy: Awakening

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Nicole Williams

PhD in Leadership and Change student Nicole Williams recently presented the plenary session entitled “Finding and Embracing Your Leadership Identity: Exploratory Perspectives of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Intersections” at Merrimack College’s Higher Education Master’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium. Nicole is Merrimack’s Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director for their Unity House.

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Rachel Roberts

PhD in Leadership and Change student and immediate past principal of Columbia Elementary School in Brevard County, Florida, Rachel Roberts, has been honored for her transformational leadership. She was a recipient of the Florida TaxWatch 2021-22 Principal Leadership Awards (PLA). This prestigious award recognizes educational leaders who are creating impactful change in their students’ lives and who promote effective practices amongst peers in the field. Through the program, Roberts – who now serves as Director of Elementary Leading and Learning with Brevard Public Schools – has also identified one deserving student to receive a full two-year Florida College Scholarship. The award and

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Mursalata Muhammad

Graduate School of Leadership and Change student Mursalata Muhammad, an English professor at Grand Rapids Community College, has been selected by poet Thomas Lynch for a month-long residency at his home. Muhammad is taking part as the first recipient of the Sweeney Memorial Boat House Residency at Lines End. Encouraging emerging writers with this new residency, the Lynch & Sons Fund for the Arts is on the south shore of Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County. This boathouse gets its name from the Irish poet, Matthew Sweeney, who wrote “On Mullett Lake,” in 2016 before he died. “It comes with two

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Kader Gumus

PhD in Leadership and Change student Kader Gumus has contributed to the new book entitled, How Germany Became Home: 60 Years of the German-Turkish Recruitment Agreement (Özcan Mutlu, 2021). In this chapter, she reflects on the role of immigration trauma, the societal challenges of a broken immigration policy, the impact of exclusion and marginalization in human life, and my community’s strength and resilience.

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50 CMHC Students Inducted Into Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society

Fifty Clinical Mental Health Counseling students were inducted into the CMHC New England Chapter (Alpha Nu Epsilon) of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society of the counseling profession. They joined the 40 current student members and many alumni of the program. The Chi Sigma Iota Chapter is instrumental in promoting scholarship and practices related to social justice in the CMHC program. Recently, the Chapter sponsored a workshop on Decolonizing Therapy with Manuel Blasini-Méndez for the CMHC student community. “We are very proud of the number of students in our program being honored through Chi Sigma Iota for their academic,

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Clara Fang

Clara Fang, PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS). Fang officially took office following the close of the annual AESS conference, which was held virtually, June 28 – July 1. The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) serves the faculty, students, and staff of the 1000+ interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around the world. We seek to strengthen teaching, research and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve communication across boundaries that too often divide

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Mary Sutton

MA in Urban Sustainability alum Mary Sutton published had her article “Using Cooperatives to Empower Formerly Incarcerated People—An L.A. Story” published in the Nonprofit Quarterly. Mary is a social activist, artist, and designer of the Collective Remake, a non-profit she started during her studies in the Urban Sustainability program. Mary works full time to move the project forward while a student in the PhD in Leadership and Change program.  She writes: Throughout the world, cooperatives are engaging people in prison and individuals who have been released from the carceral system to create dignified work that benefits the individual and the

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