Oak Park native inducted into prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor society

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Courtesy Marcus Moreno

Anne Slanina, a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and Oak Park native, was inducted into the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the 10th Annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held recently at Yale University. The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is the nation's largest nonprofit graduate institution devoted to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences.

Anne is currently a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at TCSPP, Chicago campus. Her research explores liberation psychologies, refugee trauma and human trafficking. Slanina graduated on the Dean's List from the University of Iowa in 2005, majoring in psychology. She graduated from Oak Park and River Forrest High School and participated in many extracurricular activities and groups including gymnastics, junior and senior class council, and the National Council for Community and Justice.

"Our inductees embody the qualities of Dr. Bouchet through their pursuit of academic excellence, community outreach and service," said Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D., national president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. "This high-achieving group of students is the first to represent The Chicago School in the Bouchet Honor Society, raising awareness of our learning institution as a school of choice, and our mission of innovation and quality. Our students, faculty and staff are very proud of their accomplishments, as am I."

Anne is 1 of 33 students from TCSPP inducted into a network of pre-eminent scholars exemplifying academic and personal merit, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

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