Dr. Inge Guen, a 2011 CalSouthern PsyD graduate, continues her heroic work with wounded warriors in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Guen—who recently was awarded the Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism by the Daughters of the American Revolution for her dedication to comforting and healing severely wounded service men and women—was instrumental in organizing a dinner of appreciation for the wounded service members at the Trauma Ward of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
More than 200 people attended the dinner, which was held Saturday, September 24, 2011. Volunteers, including Dr. Guen, also brought food to the rooms of those who were not sufficiently mobile to attend the event themselves.
Karim Peter Guen—Dr. Guen’s son, who works with the International Monetary Fund—is a member of the venerable service organization, the Johanniter Order also known as the Order of St. John. He introduced Dr. Guen to what has become her life’s work, and was in attendance at the appreciation dinner. “The wounded warriors were extremely uplifted by the event,” he says. “It’s clear that what my mother has learned at CalSouthern is being put to very good use for these wounded service men and women.”
Watch an interview with Dr. Guen in which she discusses her work at Walter Reed as well as her experience at CalSouthern.