Top Hat and Sword Equals a Successful Dissertation Defense

Smiling Maggie and mentee kristi who is holding sword in front of window
Congratulations to Dr. Kristi Hendrickson (JDP in Language and Communicative Disorders) for her fine dissertation research and her well-executed defense! There is a tradition in some Finnish universities that upon conferral of the Ph.D., students wear both a top hat and a sword. Kristi has certainly earned these badges of honor. She leaves us to complete her Clincal Fellowship Year at the University of Iowa where she also plans to conduct postdoctoral research with Dr. Bob McMurray. Kristi was mentored by Dr.Margaret Friend.

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