Student News

Meet our newest students and take a few minutes to catch up on recent activities held on campus and beyond.

Graduation Commencement Fall 2016
Back row (left to right): Nikki Noren, Kathleen Dahl, Tori Lunsford, Peter Gregory, Tom Kivlahan, Cathy Jaksha, Deb Schroeder, Hayes Owens, Holly Nelson and Brad Schopf. Middle row (left to right): Cheryl Baker, Jen Nelson, James Price, Jamie Spike and Joanna Strittmater. Front row (left to right): Amy Miller, Nan Aalborg, Susanne Miller-DeRusha, Cindy Vobr, Stephanie Dreke, Megan Levi, Katie Peterson, Kadie Eaton, Kaitlyn Orzechowski, Kat Denton and Nicole Sigalos. Not pictured: Tami Berg.

Grad School online students fall 2016
Back row L to R: Sean Corbin, Bryan Wood, Jenna Greig, Tina McGee, Leida Lamas-Sheldon, Billy McEwen, Tom Ratekin, Rusty Smith, Pat Strgar, Jim McDevitt, Ari Afilalo. Second row L to R: Janice Powers, Joe Dubay, Hannah Katnis, Eva Moreno, Katey Hancock, Shelly Cole, Samantha Gowette, Andie Whitcomb, Tammy Kolesar, Angaline Palamara. Front row L to R: Paula Anderson, Danielle Ward-Thompson, Olivia Baker, Courtney O'Brien, Kelsey Dale.

Introductions Are in Order

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies welcomes 26 new students to our Center City campus this fall—coming to us from communities in Minnesota, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Some students have been working in the addiction field while others are making career shifts or coming to the graduate school directly after completing an undergraduate program.

We also welcome 29 new students to our online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders program. Many students joined us on campus September 27-30 for their first full residency. Glad to have you all with us—here on campus and beyond.

Walk for Recovery 2016Walking the Walk

Graduate school students, faculty and staff participated in the Minnesota Walk for Recovery on Saturday, September 17. The annual event, organized by our friends at Minnesota Recovery Connection, took walkers along the shoreline trail circling Lake of the Isles in the heart of Minneapolis, an absolutely gorgeous fall trek. The event featured live music, informational booths, food trucks, children's activities and two popular photo booths sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

MinneSober 2016

Members of our Gender and Sexuality Alliance student organization took part MinneSober 2016, held on October 8 at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The graduate school participated as an exhibitor at the annual LGBTQA recovery event that also features inspirational speakers, workshops, recovery meetings, entertainment and a silent auction.

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