Dr. Elizabeth B. Wolf-Corman Fellowship


Type

Scholarship / Fellowship

Value

$41,722 (2021)

Year Established

2007

Purpose

Offer fellowships to graduate students in the School of Psychology. (GF000037)

Description

Recipient must be a graduate student within the School of Psychology. Recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee/Coordinator in the School of Pscyhology.


History

Elizabeth (Betty) Baker Wolf Corman was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 25th, 1917. She attended Glenville High School and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University in Cleveland and received her master’s degree and doctorate in Psychology there.

Professionally speaking, Dr. Elizabeth Wolf, was highly influential in the establishment of the licensure of psychologists in the state of Ohio. She was an outstanding teacher and clinician and became a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Elizabeth Wolf served as a Selection Officer for Peace Corps and was director of one of the first clinical training programs at Western Reserve University. Furthermore, she was not only a Professor of Psychology and Director of Psychology Services at Marshal University in Huntington, West Virginia, she also served as president of the West Virginia Psychological Association and played a key role in the development of the community mental health center in Huntington. Later, she became Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Florida Institute of Technology and, upon retirement, became Professor Emeritus.

Aside from her professional career, Betty was a dynamic force in the Jewish Community, and was recognized as a “Woman of Valor” at Temple Israel of Brevard. She was active in the temple sisterhood of Ohev Shalom congregation in Huntington, WV and at Temple Israel, as well. Betty loved oil painting and playing Scrabble, which she regularly played with distinction.

Betty passed away on September 27th, 2006. However, she is remembered by her loved ones as someone who had a passion for life and was loved by all who knew her. “She was a wonderful role model for her children and grandchildren and always emphasized the importance of family, friends, and living life to its fullest. While realistically viewing the world around her, Betty was an eternal optimist, and regularly shared her enthusiasm for life with those around her. Betty was an incredibly compassionate and accepting person who strived throughout her life to contribute to the world around her.”