Diana Peters, a recent Clayton State University graduate from Jonesboro, was recognized for her exemplary service during her internship at Transition House, Inc., in April.
Transition House is a program that provides supportive housing and recovery for homeless veteran adults with alcohol and drug addictions.
Her recognition took place at the graduation ceremony for veterans who completed the program. She was acknowledged for her outstanding contributions to the program in such a short amount of time.
Peters was completely surprised by the award, “I was just doing what comes natural to me.” She is grateful, however, and “honored that Transition House chose to recognize my efforts to support their organization in this way.”
During her internship Peters is thankful that she “gained insight into the kind of strength and commitment it takes to turn one’s life around once you have hit rock bottom. I have total admiration for the veterans who successfully complete the Transition House program because it is hard work.”
Along with her long-standing commitment to volunteer work, Peters founded the Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) at Clayton State in 2010. NTSO won the University’s Outstanding New Student Organization
award that same year. She is also secretary for Clayton State’s Student Veterans Association, a member of two honor societies, made the Clayton State Dean’s List four years in a row, and won the Clayton State Academic Achievement Award in 2012 and 2013.
Peters majored in Psychology and Human Services, graduating on May 4, 2013. She intends to find a position with an organization that provides support for veterans/military members. She will eventually pursue a master’s degree in applied psychology with a research focus on the effectiveness of bio field energy modalities in the treatment of PTSD.