As I reflect on the work of our students and alumni, I am struck by the theme of outreach. Our graduate programs train professionals in the fields of psychology and education, so it naturally follows that our students have a commitment to helping others. It continues to delight me, however, when I see that commitment unfold into programs and services that touch people and make a difference in our communities. Our faculty continue to develop a curriculum that addresses both the intellect and the spirit of our students. This vision of purpose, service, and leadership was important to our founders, and has continued to shape our graduate programs over the years.
This issue of the Colleague highlights alumni and students who are undertaking the important job of building international connections and working abroad. I think this shows not only the incredible value that our scholar-practitioner programs have for our individual students and local populations, but the way that this value is amplified when our alumni reach beyond the borders of this country to collaborate as part of a global community.
Margaret J. Weber, Ph.D.