Association for Gerontology in Higher Education announces new officers, fellows and awardees

Published on February 16, 2013 at 6:24 AM · No Comments

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) - the educational branch of The Gerontological Society of America - is proud to announce its newest elected officers, fellows, and awardees.

The installation of the officers and presentation of the awards will occur at AGHE's 39th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, taking place from February 28 to March 3 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL. This event provides a forum for professionals in the field of aging to present their work and share ideas about gerontological and geriatric education and training. Visit www.aghe.org for complete details.

Officers
These individuals are responsible for matters of governance and strategic planning for the organization.

President
Donna Wagner, PhD, New Mexico State University

Treasurer
Leland "Bert" Waters, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Members-at-Large
Jenny Mendez, PhD, Wayne State University
Pamela Elfenbein, PhD, Gainesville State College

Fellows
AGHE fellow status is an honor that recognizes outstanding leadership in gerontology and geriatrics education by established scholars and educators.

Mary Cadogan, DrPH, RN, CGNP, University of California, Los Angeles
Gayle Doll, PhD, Kansas State University
Karen F. Kopera-Frye, PhD, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Sandra L. McGuire, EdD, RN, GNP, Lincoln Memorial University
Margaret B. Neal, PhD, Portland State University
Cheryl Osborne, EdD, MSN, California State University, Sacramento

Awardees
Clark Tibbitts Award
Presented to Marie A. Bernard, MD, National Institute on Aging
This award was established in 1980 to recognize individuals who and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher education.

Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award
Presented to Lesa Lorenzen Huber, PhD, Indiana University
This award, named for an outstanding mentor in gerontology, is given to an individual who has contributed to gerontological education through excellence in mentorship to students, faculty, and administrators.

Mildred M. Seltzer Distinguished Service Recognition
Presented to Alton Dubois, PhD, Concordia University Chicago
This award honors colleagues who are near retirement or recently retired. Recipients are individuals who have been actively involved in AGHE through service on committees, as elected officers, and/or have provided leadership in one of AGHE's grant-funded projects.

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