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Remember the Ten scholarship recipients are (top row from left) Danielle Taylor, RaiNesha Miller, Christina Sharkey, Megan Perez, Caroline Roberts, (bottom row from left) Samantha Addante, Katherine Traino, Cassandra Krug, Delaney Dunn and Merrill Reiter.

Remember the Ten Scholarship recipients announced

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ten Oklahoma State University students have received scholarships from the Remember the Ten Run. The event’s steering committee recognized the recipients at the 13th annual Remember the Ten Run on April 20. 
Created in 2012, the scholarship program supports graduate students who are seeking a master’s degree or doctorate at OSU in one of the following specialties: clinical psychology, counseling psychology, community counseling, and marriage and family therapy. Each recipient receives a $1,000 cash scholarship.
The memorial run honors the 10 members of the OSU family who died in a plane crash on Jan. 27, 2001. The scholarship focuses on degree specialties that provide support in all areas of grief and bereavement.
For more information on the scholarship or how to donate, visit
This year’s recipients are:
Danielle Taylor, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Her research interests address how anxiety affects attention difficulties, emotion dysregulation and physiological arousal. Taylor’s long-term goals include working in an academic setting where she can continue anxiety research using brain activity while training aspiring clinicians.
RaiNesha Miller, from Birmingham, Alabama, is a third-year doctoral student in counseling psychology. Devoted to providing equitable mental health care services to all individuals regardless of their background, she has served as a doctoral counseling intern in community mental health, medical and university counseling centers.
Christina Sharkey, from Melville, New York, is a fourth-year graduate student and doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program. She is a member of the Pediatric and Health Psychology Lab and will complete her predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Sharkey strives to support families affected by pediatric medical conditions.
Megan Perez, from Guthrie, Oklahoma, is a third-year student in the clinical psychology doctoral program and a member of the Pediatric and Health Psychology lab. She is interested in parent and child adjustment to severe and life-threatening illnesses, particularly pediatric cancer, as well as improving end-of-life care for children and their families.
Caroline Roberts, from Fort Worth, Texas, is a second-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program specializing in pediatric psychology. She is interested in research investigating youth psychosocial adjustment to acute and chronic illnesses and the role of illness appraisals and family variables. Her future ambitions are to conduct clinical research at an academic medical center and to improve youth and family adjustment to chronic health conditions.
Samantha Addante, from Chicago, is a second-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. Her research interests include understanding risk and resilience mechanisms that underlie the transmission of trauma from one generation to the next.
Katherine Traino is a first-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctorate program. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, she volunteered for organizations serving individuals in hospice care and children with developmental disabilities. Her goal is to practice collaborative clinical research in a children’s medical center aimed at improving child and family quality of life through targeted psychosocial and health-behavior interventions.
Cassandra Krug, from Mustang, Oklahoma, is a fourth-year graduate student in the clinical psychology program.
Delaney Dunn is a first-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. Originally from Georgetown, Texas, her research interests include motivating behavior change and reducing mental health stigma, especially in underserved populations.
Merrill Reiter, from Dallas, is a second-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology doctoral program with an interest in decreasing stigma associated with mental health/illness and increasing the use of mental health services. Her interests revolve specifically around suicide prevention, outreach and advocacy. Reiter wants to continue working with college students after graduating from OSU.
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