FSoS student elected to Gerontological Society post
Family Social Science Ph.D. student Amanda Matzek was elected secretary of the Gerontological Society of America's Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization. The society, the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to aging, created the emerging scholar organization in 1960 to provide students with an opportunity to be players in the field of gerontology. Over the years, the student leadership has had a role in the development of programs and activities, helping to stimulate the development of student awards and establishing a mentorship program to link students with seasoned professionals. In 1995, the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization helped launch the society's Campus Ambassador Program, designed to establish a professional/social network on every campus where there is, or should be, an active gerontology curriculum. Amanda and the society's other new officers will officially take their positions at GSA's 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting, November 18-22 in Atlanta, Georgia.