Congratulations to Dr. Jason Prenoveau who was awarded the 2013 “Mentor of the Year Award” by the Maryland Psychological Association for Graduate Students (MPAGS). The award was given at the Annual MPAGS Convention on April 13, 2013, held at the Loyola Columbia Campus.
"I was surprised to receive the award and I was deeply honored to be recognized in this way by the students," he said upon receiving this award.
Dr. Prenoveau was nominated by Psy.D. student, Kezia Coleman, who wanted to acknowledge the impact he has made in her life. In her nomination she conveyed her recognition of his unwavering support and inspiration in order to lead her to become a better student. MPAGS Chair, Jessica Batinjane, presented him a plaque at the convention honoring his achievements as a professor and mentor at Loyola.
In his acceptance speech Dr. Prenoveau expressed his appreciation saying, "Mentoring students is one of the most rewarding and fun aspects of my job. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with Loyola graduate students who are so intelligent, motivated, engaged, thoughtful and creative. While I am deeply honored and touched to receive the MPAGS Mentor of the Year award, the true reward of being a mentor is having the opportunity to work with such wonderful students."
Dr. Prenoveau is the fourth Psychology professor at Loyola to receive this honor, following Dr. Matt Kirkhart in 2007, Dr. Jenny Lowry in 2008 and Dr. Heather Lyons in 2011.
For more information about MPAGS visit them online at: http://www.marylandpsychology.org/mpags/mpags.cfm