SPUNO stands for School Psychology at UNO. Our SPUNO group, which consists of all school psychology faculty and students, meets the first Friday of every month to inform members of various community organizations, develop and strengthen their leadership skills and discuss current issues in the field. The organization functions to promote cohesion among students and faculty, and offers opportunities for professional development beyond the classroom. Monthly group meetings may consist of discussions about volunteer and employment opportunities, individual class issues, research ideas and opportunities for involvement. Guest speakers freakly are invited to discuss current trends in the field, resources and other information useful for future school psychologists.
Each year, school psychology students elect officers who take on leadership positions and represent their class. These class representatives are the SPUNO President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Other leadership opportunities include representatives to state and national school psychology organizations, as well as the various committees mentioned below.
2013-2014 Officers and Committees
President: Amber Reis
Vice-President: Paige McArdle
Secretary/Treasurer: Alysha Collins
NSPA/NASP Representatives: Magnum Peterson and Tessa Miller
Mentoring: Brittany Judge and Jasmine Perdue
Philanthropic/Social: Paige Wintz and Christine Harris
Summer Reading Program: Stephanie Scheer, Makenzie Gillaspie and Megan Sweet
Positive Graduate School: Savannah Kok and Paige McArdle
Lisa Kelly-Vance, Brian McKevitt and Adam Weaver