FLORENCE, S.C. – John R. Hester, chair of the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology and Sociology and a professor of psychology, was presented the 2003 award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of School Psychology at the recent spring meeting of the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists (SCASP).
The award is given for outstanding service promoting the profession of school psychology on a statewide basis. Award winners are recognized for efforts at improving services to children through support and improvement of existing school psychology services. Hester was cited for his involvement in the creation and development of the National Association of School Psychologists-approved school psychology training program at FMU.
SCASP is a state organization of more than 200 school psychologists who provide and advocate for psychological services for the school children of South Carolina. Hester is a past president of SCASP.
Hester is a native of Greenville and resides in Marion. He earned the B.A. degree in psychology from Clemson University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in school psychology from the University of South Carolina.
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