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Colorado State University Pueblo Lecturer Receives Lifetime Service Award from the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association

Release Date: October 27, 2023

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CSU Pueblo is proud to announce Ron Smith, a lecturer in the psychology department, was named as the recipient of the 2023 Dr. Emory G. Cowan, Jr. and Dr. Susan Cooper Lifetime Service Award at the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association conference held in Colorado Springs on October 20.

“It has been an honor getting to work with Dr. Smith for all these years,” Department Chair and Professor of Psychology Dr. Krista Bridgmon said. “He is always filled with joy, respect for the discipline, and perhaps the hardest working colleague I know.  He is always up for any challenge and puts students and team first.”

According to the RMHCPA, the award is given to individuals whose service to humanistic psychology in the Rocky Mountain Region has made a lasting impact in the field. Dr. Smith is a full-time lecturer in the psychology department and has been teaching for over 15 years at CSU Pueblo. His course offerings include theories of personality, behavior modification, childhood and adolescent psychopathology, abnormal psychology, and human diversity.

Dr. Emory Cowan was the first president of the Colorado School of Professional Psychology/University of the Rockies and founded the Doctor of Psychology graduate program with Dr. Susan Cooper. Dr. Cowan presented Dr. Smith with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the awards ceremony held on the first night of the conference. “This is a tremendous honor to be recognized for my academic and professional contributions to humanistic psychology by the RMHCPA Executive Director Dr. Louis Hoffman and the association membership, and I can only express my gratitude and appreciation to all,” Dr. Smith said.

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