SIOP Financial Officer/Secretary
The SIOP Foundation Board, with the approval of SIOP’s Executive Board, is pleased to announce the creation of a new designation: SIOP Scholar. Beginning with the 2012 Conference, predoctoral individual winners of scholarships (Lee Hakel, Mary Tenopyr, George Thornton, and Graduate Student) and other awards (Joyce and Thayer Fellowship, and the Flanagan, Wallace, and Wherry awards) will be recognized as SIOP Scholars.
All previous winners of these honors as well as new awardees at the 2012 conference are part of what the Board hopes will become a true community of scholars. Using social media and other means, we plan to make it easy for SIOP Scholars to connect and maintain contact as their careers develop. The Board envisions the formation of an enduring network of people who have demonstrated substantial potential for contributions to our field, in the hope that such connections will foster future exchange of ideas for practice and research. In this way, being a SIOP Scholar can have enduring value to both recipients and the profession.
All SIOP Scholars will be recognized at a preconference reception. The new winners of SIOP scholarships will be presented to the membership at the opening plenary session in San Diego. Look for individuals wearing the SIOP Scholar pin, offer them your congratulations, and take the time to learn about their work and plans. We will all become more closely knit as a profession across interests, locations, and generations.