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NASP Social and Symposium honoring Ken W. Merrell (Seattle)

Event date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


COE alumni in the Seattle area are invited to attend a special social and fund raiser for the Kenneth W. Merrell Legacy Scholarship during the National Association of School Psychologists' annual conference in Seattle. The Kenneth W. Merrell Legacy scholarship is in honor and memory of the late Ken Merrell, who died in 2011 after battling cancer. For those that didn’t know Ken, he was a terrific scholar, trainer, mentor, and friend. He received APA Division 16’s highest honor, the Senior Scientist Award, in 2011.

Per Ken’s wishes, the Merrell Legacy scholarship supports outstanding University of Oregon graduate students who demonstrate strong promise for leadership and service in school psychology. 

Come join us at the social at NASP and help us honor the legacy of Ken Merrell and support promising graduate students in school psychology.

Where: Pike Pub and Brewery, 1415 1st Ave., Seattle (a short walk from NASP convention). More details at the link below.

A $10 donation at door gets you a custom scholarship pint glass! Silent Auction from 7-9 PM  featuring donated titles from Guilford Press, Brookes Publishing, and Taylor & Francis.


A symposium honoring Dr. Kenneth Merrell, "Honoring Dr. Kenneth Merrell: His Legacy and Contribution to the Field," will also be part of the NASP conference schedule. It will take place Thursday, February 14 from 4-5:20 PM.

Presenters: Jason Harlacher, PhD, Laura Feuerborn, PhD, Sara Whitcomb, PhD, Rohanna Buchanan, PhD, Natalie Romer, PhD, Kara Tom, PhD, Kelli Cummings, PhD

Abstract: Dr. Kenneth Merrell was a professor of school psychology and a prolific contributor to the field. In August of 2011, Dr. Merrell passed away from colon cancer and left behind not only a legacy of professional excellence, but also a long line of graduate students and colleagues who admired him. This symposium will honor Dr. Merrell by presenting some of his most meaningful work, including: (1) a meta-analysis on bullying interventions, (2) Strong Kids, a social-emotional curriculum, (3) a workbook focused on helping students with anxiety and depression, (4) a school-based application of the RE-AIM model for intervention selection, and (5) a strengths-based social-emotional measurement system called the Social-Emotional Assets and Resilience Scale (SEARS).