Forest St. Louis Celebrates Inaugural Graduation

Forest Institute St. Louis 2012 Graduates(St. Louis, MO) - Friday evening June 15, 2012 marked a moment in the history of Forest Institute as its St. Louis site celebrated its inaugural graduating class.

Five students from Forest Institute St. Louis earned the honor and the degrees for which they spent the last two years obtaining.

The following earned the Master's in Clinical Psychology:
  • Steven Hahne
  • Stephanie Shaefer
  • Amy Seagraves
  • Matt Silverberg
The following earned the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Post-Grad Certificate:
  • Angie Smith

Forest Institute St. Louis first opened its doors in the fall of 2010, and for President Dr. Mark Skrade it brings back memories of when he graduated from Forest's first Springfield class.

"Thank you for having the faith in Forest. It was a risk, but a risk that will be rewarded. I assure you," said Dr. Skrade.

Throughout the evening students, faculty, and staff reflected on the last two years.

"I have seen so much growth in you as you've tackled a program that's not easy academically, and it's certainly challenging in that you have to be introspective and think about what you are learning critically. You really have to look at yourself. That's a hard thing to do," said Dr. Ellen Glover-Orr. "So, I hope you feel as proud of yourselves as we are of you."

Please watch the video below or view the pictures to take in more moments from the Forest Institute St. Louis inaugural graduation celebration.

Again, congratulations to all of the St. Louis graduates and thanks for sharing in this historic moment.