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News Update: Friday, Feb. 12


– Candidate set to announce for Ward C seat
– Bridgewater College prof elected president of the Virginia Psychological Association

Edited by Chris Graham
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Candidate set to announce for Ward C seat: A press conference has been scheduled for noon today in the Council Chambers at the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building to announce Jeff Freeman as a candidate for the Ward C seat on Waynesboro City Council, AugustaFreePress.com has learned.

The AFP will be there for the press conference and will be reporting back later today.

The Ward C seat is currently held by Nancy Dowdy. Dowdy has said that she will not pursue a third term on City Council in the May elections. Dowdy was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.


Bridgewater College prof elected president of the Virginia Psychological Association: Alan L. Eby, an associate professor of psychology at Bridgewater College, has been elected as president of the Virginia Psychological Association. Eby is the first faculty member of Bridgewater to serve as the membership organization’s president.

Eby, a Harrisonburg resident who has taught at Bridgewater since 2007, was licensed as a clinical psychologist by the Virginia Board of Psychology in 1990 and has been a member of the VPA since 1995. He also is a member in the Virginia Academic and Applied Psychologists, an affiliate of the VPA.

Eby’s one-year term as president of the association will include leading board meetings and heading up the Virginia delegation of psychologists at the spring leadership conference of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.

The VPA represents nearly 1,200 members from across the commonwealth, including clinical, school, academic, research and industrial/organizational psychologists. In addition to bringing together the interests of psychologists, the association focuses on presenting two annual educational conferences each year.

“Under Dr. Eby’s leadership, both undergraduate and graduate student paper and poster sessions have reached new levels of competition and excellence,” said a VPA spokesman.



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