Morgan Sander, of Garden Valley, who has completed degrees in psychology and English, will receive the William R. Reardon Undergraduate Award for outstanding academic achievement in an arts or humanities discipline. The award is named for William R. Reardon, a UCSB professor emeritus of dramatic art and former associate dean in the College of Letters and Science. She described her background: "This past fall, I volunteered at IV Elementary School with Power of Play, a program through CSNCP and the Education department that was designed to engage the students in structured play on the playground. I also worked at Camp Augusta for several years--a summer camp in northern California that is run by a former developmental psychology lecturer at UCSB -- using applied developmental and cognitive psychology to help foster the children's social, emotional, and personal growth in a summer camp setting. Finally, my focus in the English department has been with the Literature and the Mind specialization, which is a method of studying literature through the lens of psychology."
June 10, 2013