Four students receive 2022 Gale and Richard Morrison Fellowships

Monday, May 23, 2022
Ryan Arellano, Maggie Chan, Jonathan Downey, Hui Zhang

The 2022 Morrison Fellows: Ryan Arellano (top left), Maggie Chan (top right), Jonathan Downey (bottom left), Hui Zhang (bottom right)

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Ph.D. students Ryan Arellano, Meiki (Maggie) Chan, Jonathan Downey, and Hui Zhang are the 2021-2022 recipients of the Gale and Richard Morrison Fellowship. Established by Gevirtz School Professor and Dean Emeritus, Gale Morrison, and her husband Richard Morrison ’69, this fellowship is awarded to top applicants to the Gevirtz School to pursue a Ph.D., or deserving students who have advanced to PhD candidacy and are working on their dissertations. Recipients must be admitted into a Ph.D. program in GGSE and have demonstrated academic excellence in current or previous academic endeavors. Arellano, Downey, and Zhang are students in the Department of Education; Chan is a student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology.

Gale Morrison is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, where she worked from 1980 to 2014. She is also Acting Dean Emeritus January-August 2005 and January-August 2013.

Dr. Morrison also served as Dean of the Graduate Division. She taught and mentored graduate students in a National Association of School Psychologists-approved school psychology credential program and an American Psychological Association-approved Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology Program. During her career at UC Santa Barbara, she served as Chair at the Graduate Council, Director of the Research Office in the Graduate School of Education, President of School Psychology Educators of California, and Newsletter editor for the American Educational Research Association Division of Counseling and Development, among other appointments. UC Riverside Alumni Association honored her with a Public Service Award in 1998.

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