Two receive honors

2 from Purdue Calumet’s marriage and
family therapy program receive honors

A Purdue University Calumet alumnus and a student are the most recent scholars of the university’s graduate program in marriage and family therapy to be nationally recognized.

Recognizes achievement nationwide

Francisco Limon of Hammond, a 2012 graduate of the master’s degree program, has received the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Completed Thesis Award. The award recognizes scholarly achievement nationwide by recent graduates whose research study relates to couples and family therapy or family therapy training.

Anike Adekoya of New York, NY received an AAMFT Minority Scholarship. The $2,000 award is reserved for the top three minority students enrolled in master’s degree marriage and family therapy programs across the country.

Bienvenidos Program

Limon’s research consisted of an analysis of the Bienvenidos Program for helping immigrant Mexican adolescents adapt to school and connect with their families. Limon is the fifth Purdue Calumet marriage and family therapy graduate in the last four years to receive this award.


Photo of Francisco Limon

Francisco Limon


Associate Professor of Psychology David Nalbone served as his thesis chair. Limon is now enrolled in the doctoral program in medical family therapy at East Carolina University.


For her thesis, Adekoya is researching Womanism in Couple Satisfaction in African American Couples. She is completing her practicum at the Domestic Relationship Bureau at the Lake County, Ind. courthouse.

Program internationally recognized

Purdue Calumet’s marriage and family therapy program is internationally recognized, attracting students


Photo of Anike Adekoya

Anike Adekoya


worldwide. The program prepares graduates for admission to accredited doctoral programs, clinical membership in the AAMFT, and the marriage and family therapy licensure exam following completion of the required number of post-graduate family therapy practice hours.


Purdue Calumet program graduates have enjoyed a 100 percent employment rate and high acceptance into doctoral programs. More information about the program can be obtained by contacting Purdue Calumet Director of Marriage and Family Therapy/Associate Professor Megan Murphy at 219/989-2101, by e-mail or by visiting on line.