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Emorie with her award
Emorie Keimig poses with her awards.

Alumna Wins Awards

Emorie Keimig ’16 knew she wanted to work within the criminal justice system in some way, and originally thought she wanted to work in corrections. After learning more about criminal justice in a broader sense and interning with the Upper Dublin (Pa.) Police Department, she decided to pursue a career as a police officer.

Keimig completed the police academy in Ocala, Fla., and now is a member of the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department. While in the academy, she won three major awards: the K.C. Alvarez Award, in recognition of having the highest academic score in her class; the Honor Graduate Award, in recognition of the highest combined score in the areas of academics, firearms and physical skills; and the Physical Skills Award—first place—for ranking among Florida’s top 3 percent in physical fitness based on age and gender.

“I was speechless to win these awards, and I love my work,” says Keimig. “I learn something new every day and am so glad I chose CHC and followed through on my choice of major and other training.”

While a student, Keimig was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honor society; played four years of lacrosse and one year of soccer; and was vice president of the student club, H.E.R.O. (Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation).


From left: Bethany Paddock, Neil Rigney and Euriklida Zugu Congratulations to Year 4 students, Neil Rigney, Bethanie Paddock and Euriklida Zugu, who will present their research poster in October at the National Academy of Neuropsychology in Boston. The students’ project, titled The intraclass correlation reliability of the Texas Functional Living Scale, was completed at their practicum placement, Bancroft NeuroRehab.


New Book Published

Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of psychology, has recently published a third book in a series of publications about working with contemporary families. Contemporary Families at the Nexus of Research and Practice provides additional resources for understanding and working effectively with a wide variety of family types.

Co-edited by Browning and Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Ph.D., MSW, the volume includes sections on Families and Divorce, Stepfamilies, Fragile Families, Addiction and Families, Families that Experience Homicide, Families of Incarceration and Reentry and Cyberbullying and the Family.

“This book is a cutting-edge addition to the bookshelf of any professional psychologist who needs to understand the complexity of working with families of all types,” says Cheryl

l Rothery, Psy.D., ABPP, graduate program chair and director of clinical training in the Department of Professional Psychology.

“Dr. Browning has made a positive difference in many lives through his significant work and contributions to the field of family therapy.”

Dr. Browning poses with his award.



Dr. Browning also has been named the 2017 co-recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 43 Award for “Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology.” He was given this award (along with fellow recipient Patricia Papernow, Ed.D.), to acknowledge his special contributions to the advancement of teaching, research, public policy and/or practice in family psychology. He was presented with the award at last week’s APA convention.


Congratulations to Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, on winning the Partner in Hope Award from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Conn was recognized for her commitment to the hospital as well as a long standing record of generosity and involvement in the work and mission of St. Jude's, and was honored at a ceremony in Memphis last month.

Dr. Conn says, "When they told me of the award I was nearly speechless, a real rarity for me. I still find it hard to believe. So many people do so much for the hospital and its mission thatDr. Conn poses with two young patients after receiving her award. I was and am shocked and humbled at being chosen. I am also deeply grateful. Sharing news of the award also allows me to spread the word about this amazing place in Memphis where everyone is fully invested in fulfilling Danny Thomas' goal that no child should die at the dawn of life."

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