Wilson receives Community Service award

August 14, 2014
Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Derek Wilson, interim department head of Psychology in the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology, was selected as the recipient of the Community Service Award during the 46th national convention of the Association of Black Psychologists International.

The Community Service award honors those scholars who demonstrate a positive impact on the current or potential welfare of the African-American community locally, regionally or nationally.

Wilson is the president of the Houston Association of Black Psychologists, and dedicates his time as an advisory board member for Educational Dynamics College Health and Wellness. He actively volunteers at Lincoln Elementary School in Houston, working with kindergarten through fifth-grade students in the after-school reading program and Chess Club.