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July 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Psychology Alum One of ‘Three Amazing Women’ Inducted

Ohio University alum Lisa Barnhouse ’73 is one of three 2015 inductees into the Highland County Women’s Hall of Fame, reports the Times Gazette in an article on “Three Amazing Women: HOF inductees honored for contributions to community.”

Barnhouse earned a B.A. in Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Each year since 1981, two to four women have been honored with induction into the hall of fame for their contributions to the community.

Dr. Lisa Barnhouse, Hillsboro, is the director of Hopewell Center State Support Team for region 14, located in New Market.

While Barnhouse is a Wellston native, she has lived in Highland County for more than four decades. She’s a graduate of Ohio University, and received her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Cincinnati.

On Wednesday, Barnhouse said that to be recognized was “very humbling.”

“A lot of wonderful things have come to our family for living here,” Barnhouse said.

In a letter of support in Barnhouse’s nomination packet, the nominee’s achievements are outlined as her leadership in developing policies and procedures ensuring that kids with disabilities were included with regular education students, pioneering programs for preschool children with disabilities that served as a model for the state of Ohio, her significant contributions to the development of the Regional Family and Children First Initiative for a five-county area, and her tireless advocacy for meeting the needs of children with disabilities and ensuring their parents have a meaningful role in the development of an educational plan allowing their child to reach their full potential.

“Dr. Barnhouse has championed all students, particularly special needs students, her entire career,” wrote nominator Pamela Nickell.

Read the story in the Times Gazette.

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