The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Graduates Masters Candidates at its 2nd Commencement Ceremony




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Maria S. Gomez, Mary’s Center Founder, to Deliver Keynote

 (Washington, D.C.) (October 11, 2013)The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP)—one of the leading institutions devoted to psychology and the fields of behavioral and health sciences—will graduate close to 100 Masters candidates, and will welcome 400 or more family members and guests during its 2nd commencement ceremony at the NAHB National Housing Center at 1201 15th St NW on October 11, 2013. TCSPP-Washington, D. C. Campus graduates are from four different psychology programs offered by the institution. Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods, National President, TCSPP, and Dr. Orlando Taylor, President, TCSPP-D.C. Campus will lead the ceremony. TCSPP’s D.C. Campus is the newest of the three campuses and this is its 2nd commencement ceremony.

Maria S. Gomez, the founder of Mary's Center in 1988, which has a mission to build better futures through the delivery of health care, education  and social services, will be presented with an Honorary Degree and deliver the commencement address.  Gomez obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University and a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. Gomez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award, the Washingtonian of the Year, the Individual Impact Award by the D.C. Department of Health, You Are Our Star Recognition Award from March of Dimes, and the Diane Bernstein Children's Champion Award by DC Action for Children.

Representing the Graduating Classes are:

Sonya J. Bruton, M.A. Clinical Psychology

Da’Keisha M. Granderson, M.A. Counseling Psychology

Malisa Shuler, M.A.  Forensic Psychology

Fatima Terry, M.A.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology


About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine and Westwood; and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award this year. With more than 17 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit


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