PAU News - June/July 2019 Newsletter - Palo Alto University

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Palo Alto University Celebrates Psychology and Counseling Grads!

Over 200 students graduated from Palo Alto University (PAU) with doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and counseling during commencement ceremonies held in June.  More


Maureen O'Connor, Ph.D., J.D.

June flew by, thanks to the excitement of two commencement ceremonies and accompanying celebrations. So proud of our graduates and the faculty and staff who contributed to another stellar year. Please take a moment to read about three students, their PAU experiences and what’s next for them. And speaking of new grads – our newest alumni! – I hope you will join me at APA Chicago on August 8 for our annual Alumni Mixer. I will be joined by Tanya Schornack, our new Alumni Engagement Manager, as well as faculty and students. This is always a conference highlight for me. In the meantime, wishing everyone a very happy summer!

Do you live in Chicago, or plan to attend this year's APA conference? Join Palo Alto University President Maureen O’Connor and your fellow alumni for a cocktail reception for alumni, students, and faculty. RSVP via Eventbrite. Questions? Please contact Alumni Engagement Manager questions, Tanya Schornack at or (650) 433-3873.


Drica Dennis to be WACES  

Graduate Student Rep

PAU student selected for the 

2019-2020 leadership role.  More


 Three 2019 Grads Take a Look

Back– and Forward!

Learn why they chose PAU,

what stood out, and what’s next.  More

Alumnus Zeno Franco, Ph.D.,

Co-Leads Historic NIH Program

‘"All of Us” research program focuses on

“precision medicine” for disease prevention.  More

Board of Trustees News


PAU welcomes new trustees; long-time trustee

receives special award.  More



July 17

Masters in Counseling Information Session (Online), 6 p.m.

July 29

M.S. in Psychology Information Session (Online), 6 p.m.

August 8

Palo Alto University Alumni Mixer at the APA Conference in Chicago,

Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 South Prairie Avenue, Conference Suite,

Chicago, IL, 5 p.m.


 The New York Times, May 24, 2019: “Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It,” article quotes PAU Professor Lisa Brown, Ph.D, ABPP, director of the Risk and Resiliance Research Lab at Palo Alto University and references her research.

 Look insideKP, May 24, 2019: "Bridging Faith: Reducing Mental Illness Stigma Among African Americans," with PAU Alumna Jeannie Celestial, Ph.D. and PAU Professor Emeritus Peter Goldblum, Ph.D.



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