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Ethnic Minority Association of Graduate Students

Logo: Ethnic Minority Association of Graduate StudentsThe Ethnic Minority Association of Graduate Students (EMAGS) at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University was formed in 1994 by a group of students interested in multicultural issues in the mental health field.

Living in an area characterized by a diverse cultural population, we strongly believe that our academic and clinical training should correspond to the needs of our community. This organization was created to help graduate students expand their knowledge in providing services for major ethnic minority groups in the area. We look for speakers who can provide students with new methods, concepts, and services in the treatment and assessment of African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and persons of Caribbean descent.

Through our monthly luncheon meetings and annual conferences, we hope to increase students' awareness of the need to develop culture specific communication/helping styles and to accommodate different ethnic and cultural expectancies in the psychotherapy/counseling situation. EMAGS not only serves as a medium to disseminate multicultural information, but also facilitates the building of a regional network of students interested in multicultural issues and supporting a diversified student body.

Executive Board 2020-2021
President Marika Gilbert
Vice President Aliyah Al-karim
Treasurer Jordan Kwamanakweenda
Co-Treasurer

Nicole Herrera

Secretary Sheela Joshi
Public Relations Keesha Jones
Co-Public Relations Keion Williams
First Year Representative(s)

Sitara Rambarran

Canaan Taylor

Carolina Rosado

Community Outreach Chair Shanice Anderson
Co-Community Outreach Sally Kafelghazal
Research Chair Richard Miller
Co-Research Chair(s)

Adriana Wilson

Vanessa Thomas

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. John Lewis
Dr. Jessica Valenzuela

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