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Citadel News Service

For release
Sept. 19, 2003

Psychology professor recognized


  photo:  Conway Saylor

           The Citadel is pleased to announce that Lt. Col. Conway Saylor of the psychology department is the recipient of the STAR Award and the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award for her service to children with special needs in Charleston.

           The STAR Award is presented to educators who have displayed exemplary service in working with children who have special needs. Saylor began Peer EXPRESS, a social inclusion program which has helped to integrate special education students with other students in events and programs. The program has grown in the past two years to include three middle schools, a high school service club, and collaborative sports and camp programs with three community recreation programs. Saylor was presented the award in August by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council of the Charleston County School District.

           On the national level, the Society of Pediatric Psychology will present the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award to Saylor in recognition of her contributions in the field of pediatric and clinical child psychology. The award will be presented formally at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Hawaii in the summer of 2004 where she will give an address.

           Saylor completed her undergraduate studies at Colorado College, earning her bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Virginia Tech and joined The Citadel Psychology Department in 1993.

           During the recent 2003 American Psychological Association national meeting, Saylor and fellow professors Lt. Col. Julie Lipovsky, Capt. Virginia DeRoma, and Col. Al Finch were among 45 psychologists from across the country who received board certifications in clinical child and adolescent psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.



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