FPU faculty and alumni present at Armenian conference

Jay Pope, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, led a panel “Armenians and Turks: Challenges and New Paths Forward Towards Reconciliation” October 3, 2017, at Fresno State University. The event was sponsored by the Fresno State Armenian Studies Program and the Leon S. Peters Foundation. Pope’s presentation was “An Overview of Forgiveness and its Religious and Psychological Implications.”

The panel included two FPU alumni: Kathleen Chavoor-Bergen, who earned a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, and Noelle (Daoudian) Nightingale, who graduated with a Master of Arts in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Chavoor-Bergen’s presentation was “Behavioral and Unconscious Experience and Expressions of Multigenerational Collective Trauma,” and Nightingale’s was “Bringing about Recognition and Reconciliation.” More here


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations