R. Steve McCallum, professor in School Psychology, was one of eight honored with the 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award by the University of Georgia (UGA) Graduate School.
McCallum was recognized for co-founding and acting as consulting editor for the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, serving as an officer in school psychology organization at the state and national level, and being elected as a Fellow of the American Psychology Association.
“Receiving the Alumni of Distinction Award from UGA is very special. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate the start I received at UGA; the education was excellent, and I was fortunate to establish lifelong friends and co-workers while a student there. To know that the university also appreciates my contributions provides amazing validation of my work and the efforts from excellent students and colleagues who collaborated with me over the years. This recognition would not have occurred with their strong commitment to shared goals and outcomes.”
The UGA Graduate School explains that recipients of this award must be recognized in their professional fields at the regional, national, and international levels as evidenced by publications and awards received, served as mentors and role models in their profession, and contributed to their local and global communities.