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Angelo State Psych Prof Receives Meritorious Service Award

November 05, 2019

Dr. Sangeeta Singg, a professor of psychology at Angelo State University, received “Top Honors with an Award of Meritorious Service” from the Psychological Association of Greater West Texas (PAGWT) and River Crest Hospital of San Angelo at a recent meeting of the PAGWT.

Singg was recognized for her “Outstanding Leadership as the President, Unfaltering Dedication, and Unrelenting Meritorious Service for Ten Years to the PAGWT.” The PAGWT is the local affiliate of the Texas Psychological Association. River Crest Hospital is its professional development sponsor.

“PAGWT is unique in the sense that there is no cost to the members,” Singg said. “We provide 20 continuing education units (CEUs) each year for the licensed psychologists in West Texas. I organize the professional development seminars, luncheons and four meetings in a year, and I perform other administrative duties.”

“Five of our ASU psychology faculty members obtain their CEUs without any cost by attending PAGWT meetings,” she added. “Those CEUs can cost $3,000 or more each year. With us they pay nothing, get to network, and get a free lunch. Our students also benefit by obtaining internships and employment with the area psychologists who are members of PAGWT.”

(L to R) Dr. Sangeeta Singg and Brandi Wilhelm, director of business development for River Crest ... (L to R) Dr. Sangeeta Singg and Brandi Wilhelm, director of business development for River Crest HospitalThis is just the latest award for Singg, whose other honors include:

  • Jimmy Alvarez Friend of Counseling Award from Three Rivers Counseling Association
  • ASU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
  • ASU President’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Leadership/Service
  • Phi Delta Kappa Research Award
  • Outstanding Leadership in Psychology Award from the PAGWT

She has also been named a “Top Psychologist in San Angelo, Texas” by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals and a “San Angelo Woman to Watch” by the San Angelo Business & Professional Women’s Club.

An ASU faculty member since 1981, Singg teaches psychology classes in the Department of Psychology and Sociology. She also developed the counseling psychology graduate program and served as the program director. Also active in the community, she has served on several local boards, including the American Heart Association board for almost 35 years with four terms as president.

Singg holds a bachelor’s degree from Punjab University, a master’s degree from Mississippi State University in sociology, and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce). She is also a licensed psychologist and a certified applied clinical nutritionist.

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