Adams State will award first doctorate degrees in May


left to right, Dr. Mark Manzanares, wearing a dark shirt and jacket, Richard Audsley, wearing a blue shirt and tweed jacket, and Dr. Cheri Meder, wearing a black shirt and dark read swearter stand infront of picture of a mountain with pinkish sky photo taken from waist up

Pictured, Richard Audsley, Adams State University Ph.D. candidate, stands between Dr. Mark Manzanares, Counselor Education Department chair, and Dr. Cheri Meder, counselor education associate professor.

Audsley was the first to defend his dissertation on campus, February 12. His dissertation, Responding to Collective Trauma through Community Connectedness, was based on years of research. Adams State Counselor Education will award the university's first doctorate degrees during the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Currently, four students from the cohort of ten are scheduled to defend in the month of February.