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Change Agents

At the Adler University annual retreat earlier this year, we honored members of our community with the Alfred Adler Social Justice Award. These award winners exemplify the philosophy of our namesake, Dr. Alfred Adler, through acts that engage communities and advance social justice.

We highlight the winners below, each of whom has an admirable record of leadership, advocacy, or mentorship within the University and in communities.

Josefina Alvarez, Ph.D.

During her 10 years with Adler University on the Chicago Campus, Josephina Alvarez, Ph.D., has fulfilled many roles...

Shavonne Fuller

Shavonne Fuller, a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology student on the Chicago Campus, has demonstrated her commitment...

Mitzi Norton

As Director of the Office of the President on the Chicago Campus, Mitzi Norton stays busy recruiting and...

Alumni News

Transformative Conversations about Identity and Equity

Patty Johnson, Psy.D. ’11, believes in the power of personal narratives to confront injustice and promote equality. In...

Inspiring Children to Dream and Love Courageously

For several years, Sarah Joy Wester, M.A. ’12 (Art Therapy), dreamed about writing, illustrating, and publishing a children’s...

Serving Veterans and Fighting Injustice

When she was younger, Airielle Macool-Cunningham, M.A. ’16, observed her father, a U.S. Army veteran, struggling for years...

Bringing Social Justice to the Workplace

  After 17 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, Carolyn Swora, M.A. ’18, was ready for a change....

Institutes + Centers

Bringing Chicago’s “War on Neighborhoods” to Light

What happens when the primary investments in a community are policing and incarceration rather than human and community...

Applying Alfred Adler’s Principles to Contemporary Practice

The Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship at Adler University recently hosted three trainings on key concepts and...

Taking Action

Assessing the Impact of a Landmark Restorative Justice Court

Thanks to a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Adler University will measure the impact of...

Strengthening Community Organizations to Deliver Restorative Justice

The Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) supports capacity-building efforts at eight Community Restorative Justice Hubs...

Supporting Counseling Psychology Students in Vancouver

Adler University’s Vancouver Campus created its first endowed scholarship thanks to a generous gift from Dr. David Kirkpatrick...

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