Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Marc Molea, AICP, Ohio Department of Aging

Marc is deserving of this award for several important reasons:

His commitment to developing the next generation of gerontology practitioners is truly impressive. Over the last 15 years he has put his time, his money, and his heart into helping OAGE undertake activities that support students. He was the motivating force behind the OAGE scholars program. He was able to move both ODA and OAGE to embrace and support the idea. He has been the force behind the program’s success. Without Marc the OAGE Scholars program would not exist.

Marc has also been a tireless supporter and advocate for OAGE as an organization. With many changes in ODA leadership Marc has been there to make sure the importance of OAGE was well understood by ODA leaders. OAGE would not be as strong as it is today without Marc.

Marc’s commitment to the lives of older people in Ohio has always been so clear and provides the base for everything he does. He never loses sight about why we do the work that we do. His personal and professional integrity to our mission has been an inspiration to students and professional alike.

Nominations

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.

2018 Researcher of the Year

2018 Researcher of the Year

2018 Researcher of the Year

Jennifer Tehan Stanley, PhD

The University of Akron

Jennifer Tehan Stanley, PhD

Dr. Stanley earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with a focus in Cognitive Aging, from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. After postdoctoral work at Brandeis University and the Behavioral Research Program of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Stanley joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at the University of Akron, where she directs the Emotions and Aging Lab. Dr. Stanley studies socioemotional functioning across the lifespan, focusing on two broad areas of aging and emotional life: emotion recognition and emotion regulation. Her publications have appeared in Developmental Psychology, Psychology and Aging, and The Journal of Gerontology.

Nominations

 

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.

 

2018 Practitioner of the Year

2018 Practitioner of the Year

2018 Practitioner of the Year

Judge Robert N. Rusu, Jr.

Mahoning County Probate Court

Judge Robert N. Rusu, Jr.

Judge Rusu has had a positive impact on many seniors and future gerontologists through his work as a Probate Judge of the Mahoning County Probate Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas. This includes guardianship but also with helping families through the Probate process and working with, rather than in an adversarial role, attorneys and country personnel. Judge Rusu has partnered with Youngstown State University Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration programs to involve students in an adult guardianship project, embedded within a “Later Life Issues” course. The project, which aims to help ensure the completion of annual guardian reports for persons under guardianship, has grown over the last three years. Furthermore, Judge Rusu regularly serves as a guest speaker in classes and is involved within his community, attending the Mahoning Adult Protective Association and the Mahoning County Sherriff’s Senior Services Unit Advisory Council.

Nominations

 

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.

 

2018 Educator of the Year

2018 Educator of the Year

2018 Educator of the Year

Laura Landry-Meyer, PhD

Bowling Green State University

Laura Landry-Meyer, PhD with Raymond Matura

Laura with Raymond Matura

Dr. Laura Landry-Meyer is currently the program coordinator for the undergraduate program in Human Development and Family Studies and is a graduate faculty member in the graduate Gerontology program at Bowling Green State University. She started teaching at BGSU in 2000 and has been a tremendous asset to the program, especially in the area of adult development, because her teaching focuses on student engagement and high impact practices. Dr. Landry-Meyer is passionate about the learning process and motivates students to high academic standards.

Nominations

 

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.