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  • Q&A: Iri Torres, MSP ’22
    Iri Torres came to Avila as an international student to earn her Master of Science in Psychology and pursue a career in research psychology in the United States. Torres is currently a Psychometrist at the KU Alzheimer’s Research Disease Center. Why was Avila and their program the right fit for you? Avila has a flexible...
  • Q&A: Kendra Holmes, MSK ’21
    After 20+ years in retail management, Kendra Holmes came to Avila for a new lease on life through the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. During the program, she found a strong desire to serve others in the public health sector. Holmes graduated from Avila with her MSK in 2021 and is now a Contact...
  • Q&A: Hope Davis, MSP student
    Hope Davis fell in love with psychology in high school and never looked back. She chose Avila’s Master of Science in Psychology because she was looking for a smaller campus community. What surprised you about Avila or the psychology program? Once you take one class from a professor, they are unlikely to forget you and...
  • Q&A: Holly France, MSP student
    Holly France chose Avila’s Master of Science in Psychology to gain research experience before applying for a Ph.D. program. Avila’s program has also allowed her to explore career options in the field of psychology. France specifically chose Avila because, What surprised you about Avila or the psychology program? I was surprised at how quickly professors...
  • Q&A: Mackenzie Sibon, MSK ’21
    Recent graduate, Mackenzie Sibon, came to Avila because she could enter into the 4+1 Kinesiology program and earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years. “I was able to earn my degrees in the shortest amount of time and also keep my student loans as low as possible,” said Sibon. “I love Avila. It’s...
  • Q&A: Hannah Lentell, MSK ’21
    Hannah Lentell had a BS in Kinesiology and was working full time. She knew she wanted to earn a master’s degree, but was worried about the time commitment and how she could possibly do both. She met with Dr. Larson at Avila University and found out she could earn her Master of Science in Kinesiology...
  • Q&A: Penny Howard, MSCP ’21
    Penny Howard graduated from Avila University with her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2021. Howard is now provisionally licensed to provide psychotherapy in Kansas and plans to work in group private practice with individuals and couples. “Avila challenged and prepared me to do this work in a sound, ethical, and soulful manner,” said...
  • Q&A: Justin Loman, MSK ’21
    Justin Loman came to Avila to earn his Master of Science in Kinesiology and play baseball. “The MSK program was a great fit for me as an athlete and student. The professors were more than willing to work with me if conflicts came up–personal or athletic,” said Loman. Loman graduated from Avila with his MSK...
  • Q&A: Samual Ziglinski, MSCP student
    Samual Ziglinski is pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Avila University. “I wanted the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of individuals, and approach the field of psychology from a unique, focused perspective,” said Ziglinski. What surprised you about Avila? I was surprised by the quality of staff assisting with...
  • 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?...
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