SJC Professor Named Psychologist of the Year

Patchogue, NY – June 25, 2009 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Psychology Professor Dr. Diane Sherlip was named Psychologist of the Year by the Suffolk County Psychological Association on June 5, 2009 at the Stony Brook Yacht Club. Dr. Sherlip was also elected as president of the SCPA, and she will serve a six year term.

The Association recognized Dr. Sherlip “because of the work she does for the association, her work at the College and her contribution to the board,” said former SCPA President Dr. Barbara Fontana.

Present at the ceremony were psychologists and SCPA members from all over Suffolk County, where current SPCA President Dr. Steven Hartman spoke about Dr. Sherlip’s achievements and presented her with a plaque honoring her “distinguished service, wisdom, generosity, service, integrity, compassion and advocacy.”

Dr. Sherlip has been at St. Joseph’s for nine years, where she teaches on both campuses and is active with the College’s Office of Diversity Initiatives. She also owns a private practice in Huntington Village, where she specializes in adult and couples counseling. Dr. Sherlip has been a board member of the SCPA for 10 years, and is former chairperson of the Independent Practice Committee. She also serves as consulting supervising psychologist for the Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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