Both Gargi Roysircar, PhD and Roger Peterson, PhD have been recently cited for their professional and personal contributions to specific communities. Peterson received the New Hampshire Psychological Association’s highest honor: The Margaret Riggs Distinguished Contribution Award, which was created “to publicly acknowledge a psychologist who has demonstrated extraordinary skills in teaching, research, or service that has resulted in the advancement of psychology in New Hampshire.”
The American Psychological Association has chosen Gargi Roysircar to receive the 2006 Community Service Award from its Section for Ethnic and Racial Diversity. Her longstanding service to campus and local communities, as well as her work in training students who are participating in disaster relief in India and on the U.S. Gulf Coast, earned her the award. She was also recognized for her service “as mentor and advisor to many young people of color.”
Roysircar has been a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology since 2000. She is the founding director of the Multicultural Center for Research and Practice at Antioch New England. Peterson chairs the Department of Clinical Psychology and directs the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He has also accepted a recent appointment as associate editor of the new journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology, co-published by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.