Mental Health Counseling
would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy
spending your life?" - Alan Watts
Why did you choose Shippensburg?
reason I chose Shippensburg University isn't a simple answer, and it is
continuously changing. Originally, I chose Ship after speaking with the
vice president of student affairs about his role on campus. I thought to
myself, "That's something I could do!" He advised me to apply
for the college student personnel graduate program. Part of the
application process was meeting with the counseling department's faculty and
student body. I had no idea these people would impact my life so much.
The students are so supportive, and the faculty is so professional and
well trained. I could not imagine a more fitting graduate program.
What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer?
I love how Ship encourages students to develop holistically.
There are so many diverse programs offered to help students with their
academics, but there are also programs aimed towards growth in entertainment,
social-justice, creativity, health, spirituality, and many other forms of
holistic growth. This semester, I saw a spoken word poet from Chicago, a
stand-up comedian who performed on HBO, and one of my idols, LZ Granderson,
speak on LGBT equality. Those are only three of the fascinating events I
attended THIS SEMESTER. Last year, I celebrated Passover at the Spiritual
Center and immersed myself into the Jewish culture. There are always
events on campus.
If you could give any one piece of advice to incoming students, what would it be?
My advice is to take advantage of these cultural immersion
experiences. There is so much in this world to soak in. College is
a great time explore what the world has to offer.