The Honors Alumni Chapter is in the process of being reestablished through dedicated members of an honors alumni task force. The task force is co-chaired by honors alum, Cassidy D’Amour and Daniel Lang. The alumni chapter will offer programming with a special emphasis on social activities, networking, mentorship, service, undergraduate recruitment, and supporting current students in the Honors College professionally and financially.
Cassidy D’Amour is a Licensed Social Worker and clinical social work intern, and she is the co-chair of the Honors Alumni Task Force. She joined the Honors Program in Fall 2012, and she graduated with her bachelor of arts degree in psychology with an emphasis in research and a minor and certificate in addiction treatment services from the University of Nevada, Reno with in Cursu Honorum distinction in 2016. She went on to complete her master of social work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018. As an undergraduate student, she was active in Honors Ambassadors, Sigma Kappa, and studied abroad in Italy in Summer 2015. She served on the College of Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board, as an undergraduate teaching assistant, a research assistant in multiple labs in the psychology department, and as President of Golden Key Honors Society.
Cassidy now works as a therapist full time at Alta Vista Mental Health in Reno with her goldendoodle, Max who is a therapy dog in training. Cassidy has experience working in residential treatment, transitional living, and outpatient treatment settings for mental health and substance abuse. She also serves her time as the Mission Chair for the Northern Nevada Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee and as an advisor for the local Sigma Kappa chapter. In her free time, Cassidy likes to spend time cardio-kickboxing, traveling, relaxing at the beach, and enjoying local events in Northern Nevada.
Daniel Lindbergh Lang is a motivated communicator having returned to Nevada after Peace Corps service in Mongolia (2019-2020). He graduated the University with Honors in 2019, attaining his bachelor's in journalism, emphases in public relations and advertising. Always eager to welcome, he speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian. Daniel co-chairs the Honors Alumni Task Force and also serves as secretary of both our Honors Community Advisory Board and the Social Justice Task Force of the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Daniel's no stranger to leadership. As an undergraduate, he had helped to found both our Honors Student Council and the Journalism Student Council, serving two terms as the latter's president. He had also held positions as historian, public relations chair and a peer mentor among Honors Student Ambassadors and Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 he had studied abroad in China and Taiwan including as a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar then Phi Kappa Phi grant recipient. An avid learner, Daniel values mentorship and believes that many innovations stem from understanding others' stories and our own. He spends his free time exploring, writing and studying and has been helping on a Boston University project to interpret Latin and Chinese historical records for audiences worldwide.
Lindsey Forbes is a two-time alumna from the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating in 2016 from the Honors Program with a B.S. in Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research and again in 2018 with a M.A. in Educational Leadership. During her graduate program, Lindsey completed an internship with the then Honors Program, related to service learning and Honors recruitment. Afterwards, she started her career at the University of Nevada, Reno as the Neuroscience Academic Advisor where she earned NACADA’s “Outstanding New Advisor” award at their annual national conference. In 2019, Lindsey transitioned to a position at the University’s medical school as the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for Northern Nevada. She loves her current role because it falls at the intersection of three of her favorite things: education, mentoring, and Nevada.
Raised in the Reno/Carson area, Lindsey loves her community and is always eager to give back. Since 2018 she has served as a senior companion for the Sanford Center for Aging where she has spent over 300 hours working one on one with a local senior. She also serves as the faculty advisor for Circle K International, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Alpha Omicron Pi. Beyond her advising role for AOII, Lindsey also sits on the international education standing committee for the organization which develops the educational programming used across the U.S. and Canada. She has also served on the board for the Nevada Young Alumni Chapter since 2019.
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