UMass Boston Gerontology PhD student Maria Frances Devine won second and third place honors at the Massachusetts Gerontology Association's (MGA) annual conference held at the Heller School at Brandeis University on May 15, 2012. Ms. Devine's paper titled "Marital Status and Retirement Satisfaction: Does gender matter?" examined gender and marital status and their joint effects on retirement satisfaction.
The goals of the student paper competition are to recognize individuals who show an interest in gerontology and to reward outstanding graduate students for academic excellence in the field of gerontology. The winning papers were selected based upon readability, potential for contribution to the field, originality, and professional insight.
Congratulations to Frances on winning these prestigious awards!