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  • Q&A: Dariah Wixon, MSCP ’19
    Dariah Wixon was drawn to Avila University’s smaller class sizes, affordable tuition, and notable counseling program. She graduated with her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in December of 2019. Wixon is now a Therapist/Counselor at a private practice in Kansas and obtained her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license. What makes Avila special/unique/inspiring to you?...
  • Q&A: Brandon Brewster, MSP ’20
    Brandon Brewster has always been interested in research. He earned his BA in 2018 from Avila and returned to complete his Master of Science in Psychology in 2020. He is currently a 2nd Year Graduate Student in the Experimental Psychology – Cognitive Neuroscience Program at Saint Louis University. Why was Avila and its psychology program...
  • Q&A: Lea Morvan, MSP student
    Lea Morvan is an international student who transferred to Avila to complete her Master of Science in Psychology. She wanted a smaller school environment and was drawn into Avila’s MSP program because it offers a variety of research opportunities. These experiences are critical for further research and teaching opportunities as she plans to pursue her...
  • Q&A: Matt Arnet, MSCP ’06
    Matt Arnet is the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services at KVC Behavioral Healthcare. He chose Avila University to earn his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. “I was looking for a smaller program where I could get to know the professors and other students. My undergraduate degree came from a very large state school where...
  • Avila Graduate Students Earn Awards at Great Plains Students Psychology Convention
    Two Avila University psychology graduate students, Eleanor Dick and Lindsay Wing won awards at the 2022 Great Plains Students Psychology Convention held on March 15 & 16 in Emporia, Kansas. This convention brings psychology students together to exchange ideas, discuss relevant topics, and gain experience presenting their research. Avila Professor of Psychology Jordan Wagge, Ph.D.,...
  • Q&A: Samantha Johnson, MSP ’20
    Samantha Johnson chose Avila to earn her Master of Science in Psychology because she wanted to be a part of a meaningful community. “If you are looking for quality education and relationships, Avila is the right choice for you,” said Johnson, MSP, ‘20. “I could envision myself on campus, involved with my peers and professors....
  • Q&A: Alfred Hoppert, MSCP ’17
    Alfred Hoppert earned his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Avila University in 2017. “I would highly recommend Avila’s MSCP program over others, mainly due to the growth you achieve in the program being very personalized,” said Hoppert who is now using his degree as a Substance Use Disorder Program Supervisor. How did Avila...
  • Q&A: Sarah Josephson, MSCP student
    Sarah Josephson loves talking to people about their emotions and being a listening ear. “I want to help others become the best versions of themselves and find true happiness so they can live a fulfilled life,” said Josephson.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Avila University. “I thrive in...
  • Q&A: Terry Hartley, MSP ’18
    Terry Hartley graduated from Avila in 2018 with her Master of Science in Psychology. After raising a family, she was ready for that next life step. She found that Avila’s MSP was a great fit.  “The class sizes were small, the instructors were very personable and approachable and the curriculum was stimulating. I feel like...
  • Q&A: Shamita Mahajan, MSP ’22
    After raising two kids, Shamita Mahajan realized she has a strong passion for helping adolescents navigate life’s challenges. She decided she wanted to return to school to earn a master’s degree.  “When I began exploring options to get a master’s degree, Avila seemed like a natural choice,” said Mahajan.  She began working toward her Master...
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