December Alumna Spotlight

Sharon Glass, PhD

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Class of 1997

Hometown: Naperville, IL

“In 2018, my family created the Ainsley Rebecca Thornhill scholarship fund in memory of my daughter who wanted to increase public understanding of mental illness and mental disabilities. When Ainsley was diagnosed with an illness treatable only by an extreme medical procedure, she felt that the medical staff lacked compassion and understanding of her anxiety. Communication was extremely difficult and the treatment that may have saved her life was delayed until it was no longer viable. During my time as a student at ICSW, our family benefitted from support and guidance as we negotiated Ainsley's various crises. ICSW’s professors and staff provided both a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Founding Dean Joe Palombo’s guidance related to psychiatric testing and professional support are most memorable. ICSW graduates are both experienced and knowledgeable clinicians. The psychodynamic training at ICSW not only helped me to practice with compassion and integrity but it also helped me in my parenting. Ainsley would be proud to know that her legacy is helping students whose desire is to work with people in need.”

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