April 22, 2016

Behavioral and Organizational Sciences student Annie Arcuri receives Faster Forward Fellowship

Annie Arcuri, a master’s degree student in Claremont Graduate University (CGU’s) Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation programs, has received the 2016 Faster Forward Fellowship.

 Annie Arcuri

Annie Arcuri

The $5,000 fellowship is awarded each spring to a CGU student who is enrolled in at least one evaluation course in the university’s School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation. It is administered by the Faster Forward Fund, which Professor Michael Scriven launched in 2014 to accelerate and advance the practice and profession of evaluation.

Arcuri is associate managing editor for Strengths Lab, a research and innovation lab aimed at enabling people to work at their best. She believes that positive human resource practices can help people feel more engaged and satisfied at work while simultaneously positively impacting an organization’s bottom line.

She hopes to use the workplace as a venue to promote human flourishing and well-being.

The field of evaluation focuses on assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. CGU has the largest and most highly regarded graduate program in evaluation in the world.

The university is also home to the Claremont Evaluation Center, co-directed by Scriven and Stewart Donaldson, dean of CGU’s School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation.

“Professor Scriven’s commitment to CGU, its students, and the field of evaluation is nothing short of inspiring,” Donaldson said. “We owe him our gratitude not only for his brilliant mind, but also for his investments in the ideas and people he believes in. On behalf of the university, I thank him for his generosity and support, and I congratulate Annie on this well-deserved recognition.”