Melissa Strompolis, was one of the guest editors of a special issue of the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice that was recently released. The special issue grew out of the International Community Psychology Conference held in Fortaleza, Brazil and focuses on 'Community Psychology and Public Policy: Research, Advocacy, and Training in International Contexts'. The guest editors, representing the US, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Portugal, included Douglas D. Perkins, Manuel García-Ramírez, Isabel Menezes, Irma Serrano-García, and Melissa Strompolis.
Melissa earned her PhD from the Health Psychology program with a concentration in community psychology. She graduated in the spring of 2015.
Congratulations to Lydia Roos for receiving the prestigious Everett Fellowship provided by Ann Belk and the Hershel and Cornelia Everett Foundation. Click here for more information about Ann Belk and the Herschel and Cornelia Everett Foundation.
The Community Psychology Training Program at UNC Charlotte was recently recognized as the Outstanding Program in 2013 by the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA - Division 27 - Community Psychology - of the American Psychological Association). The "Excellence in Education Programs Award" recognizes "an exemplary undergraduate and/or graduate program that has innovative structures, strategies, and curricula that promote development of the field of community psychology and community research and action." We are honored to receive this award. See the award and the students and faculty present in Miami to receive it at: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityPsychologyatUNCC