GSAPP Student Support and Awards
The Dean's Award
This award is presented annually to the student who has done the most to foster and enhance the quality of life at GSAPP during the academic year. Each awardee receives a framed certificate and a cash award.
List of Dean's Award winners:
2019 - Sade Porter
2018 - Avi Miodownik
2017 - Nina Franza
2016 - Andrea Temkin
2015 - Binyamin Kagedan
The 2015 award goes to Binyamin (Bin) Kagedan. Bin has played a pivotal role in the revitalization of the psychodynamic community at GSAPP by founding PCaR (Psychoanalytic Community at Rutgers). He invited highly regarded speakers that enhanced the psychodynamic education of GSAPP students. He also created a mentorship program between GSAPP and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ), which also has had a significant impact on student learning.
2013 - Robin Dean
Received the Dean’s Award for her participation and leadership in many events including Rutgers Day and Interview Day, and for her involvement and leadership with the SA (Student Association), the BGSA (Black Graduate Students and Allies, and the COD (committee on diversity).
2012 - Chelsey Dworkin
Received the Dean's Award For her willingness to help others, her positive attitude, and for her tireless work and very active involvement in reviving the JSA (Jewish Student Alliance), Presented annually to the student who has done the most to foster and enhance the quality of life at GSAPP during the academic year.
2011 - Rebecca Greif
Among many of her accomplishments, Rebecca spear-headed the organization of information sessions for students preparing for in-ternship by recruiting panels of students
to participate. She has acted as a mentor throughout her classes and practica. Rebecca brought “No Fat Talk Week” to GSAPP, a public awareness initiative related to her research.
2010 - Alexandra Wiltshire
Alexandra credits winning the Dean's Award to sharing her experiences with the APPIC match process with other students in the School Psychology program. Alexandra took an extra year of coursework at GSAPP in order to take more application courses and build client hours. Once she matched, she met with 1st and 2nd year School students in order to discuss her experiences with the process and share her thoughts about seeking licensure in New Jersey. Alexandra states, “I really advocated to School students that you can do it and create opportunities to be competitive enough to do clinical jobs.” She adds, “I didn’t set myself up as a mentor, but I just remained approachable to everyone.
2009 - Meredith Cregg-Wedmore
Meredith started and organized the School Psychology Internship Panel; served as National Association of School Psychologists Student Leader for Rutgers; serves as the NJPA Graduate Students Chair, seeking to involve GSAPP students at the state level. Meredith also served as the Committee On Diversity listserv manager.
2008 -Gina Restivo
Gina was very helpful with the Student Alliance and with admissions for the School Psychology program. She was the student representative to the Applied Psychology Department and kept the larger student body well informed.