NRAP

Nevadas Recovery & Prevention Community

Memories of Meri I was lucky enough to have her as a professor in 354, a mentor at NRAP, a role-model in parenting her son and finally seeing her volunteer in an apron grilling hamburgers at the Recovery Walk? What a legend! She is one of my heroes ❤ and our community is blessed to…

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if the sun has gone down, and I am still in the building working, often I need a break and walk around in the ORVIS building. if there is anyone at all still at their desk, it is probably Meri. She and I had some great conversations; solving the problems of the whole wide world…

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Meri, Congratulations! You played such a meaningful role in my personal and professional development. Thank you. I wish you happiness and joy in your retirement. Clare

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Meri, I am so thankful to have gotten to work with you during my internship for the Masters program I completed in 2019. I appreciate your willingness to let me step in for a bit and learn more about the CASAT minor from you and Debbie. I have missed seeing you in the office, but…

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Meri has always been kind, believed in, and supported me no matter where I was in life, or what journey I was on. Mari is more than a teacher to me, she is my mentor and friend. Thank you for your peaceful and strong spirit and support that have influenced so many students, interns, faculty.…

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Meri, I will always appreciate you and your spunk for working with students, helping people, and overall being a genuine kind person. I always enjoyed starting new adventures with you (SOPAS) and taking adventures with you. I hope you enjoy this time and find ways to stay on the go and inspire people and love…

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In the course of my considerable journeys, I’ve determined that the best people are those who put others first. They genuinely wish to improve the plight of those sometimes forgotten; or marginalized; or less able to fend for themselves. It seems that you Meri are such a person. I have heard exactly this from several…

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Meri: Thank you for all the amazing work that you have done in your career. I am very clear that much of my academic success came from having the support of NRAP in those early years. Your groups left an impression on me. Spending a weekend in Tahoe with you and the rest of the…

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Dear Meri: Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for being such a great boss! You did so much for the academic program, diligently working behind the scenes to create new programs & raise funding, while giving credit to others. You really knew & cared about the students, keeping that spirit of humanity within the program.…

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Charlie Stookey. Dear Meri: Memories! Sitting at St.Mary’s with not-your-Bill waiting for Cody’s birth. When the heart beat stopped on the monitor, we panicked. Then learned both of you were safe! Wahoo! You and your Bill drove me to Portola to meet with Tom Lavin for a job. I turned it down. You said you…

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