Lindsay Atkins, an assistant in the College of Arts and Science’s clinical psychology lab, has been named Niagara University’s student employee of the year for 2009. A senior psychology major with a minor in statistics, the Depew native has worked in the lab for two years.
Atkins was an integral part in the design and execution of several large-scale clinical psychology projects, which included an alcohol intervention and evaluation program.
Atkins’ supervisor, Dr. Timothy Osberg, professor of psychology, has relied on Lindsay’s organizational skills and dependability to coordinate activities in the lab. “Perhaps one of Lindsay’s most valuable qualities,” said Osberg, “is her ability to work with and train younger students who are just joining the lab or are less experienced.”
Atkins has been awarded membership in Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society for students of Catholic colleges and universities, and Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society at NU. She is the treasurer of the Class of 2009 in Niagara University’s Student Government Association and a member of NU’s dean’s advisory committee.
For the past two years, Atkins has been president of Active Minds, Niagara’s local chapter of a national organization whose aim is to promote awareness of mental-health issues on college campuses.
Atkins will graduate from Niagara in May. This fall, she will enter the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.