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UIS Psychology alums are encouraged to maintain contact and involvement with the department and other alumni throughout graduate school, careers, and beyond. Please let us know what you have been up to by sending Dr. Frances Shen any additions, updates, or corrections to this list. Check back periodically so you can find out what your classmates have been doing.

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2012 Graduates

Jami Braner is pursuing a master’s degree in Criminology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.

Julia Capestrain joined the Peace Corps.

Katie Easton is pursuing a master’s degree in Community Counseling at Saint Louis University.

Gerald Everette is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado.

Rebecca Goldsborough is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Brett Kuykendall is pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the Florida Institute for Technology.

Nicole Landreth is a research assistant for Dr. Leonard Jason at the Center for Community Research at DePaul University in Chicago.

Martha Rubio is working as an Assistant Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Adam Tucker is attedning the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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2011 Graduates

Catherine Caldwell is pursuing a degree in Human Development Counseling at Bradley University.

Alanna Cieslek is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Michelle Claussen is pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University.

Alyssa Malcom is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Amanda Miller is the Children’s Specialist at United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.

Lucy Parker is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Michael Stephens is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

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2010 Graduates

Amanda Davis is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Elisha Hughes is the 4-H Program Coordinator at the Montgomery County Extension office in Hillsboro, IL.

Prarthana Khullar has been working as an assistant to a psychiatrist in Springfield and will be pursuing a dual degree in the MSW/MS Child Development program at Loyola University and Erikson Institute in Chicago.

Shannon Lubin is pursuing a master’s degree in Art Therapy at Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon.

Amy Quarton is pursuing a master’s degree in I/O Psychology at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Rosanna Ramilo is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Jeanine Sellman is a graduate student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Brett Stallone is a graduate student in the Clinical PsyD Program at Adler.

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2009 Graduates

Joseph Dattoli is a graduate student in School Psychology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Joshua Friedman is pursuing a master’s degree in Criminology at the University of South Carolina.

Kristen Hargrave is pursuing a master’s degree in I/O Psychology at the University of Central Florida.

Keith Huddleston is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Illinois University.

Ali Janezic is pursuing a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in Pediatrics at Rush University in Chicago.

Angela Elizabeth Leuthold plans to continue working at Advanced Correctional Healthcare while pursuing a master’s degree in Finance at DeVry University.

Tori McColez is pursuing a master’s degree in Community Counseling at Quincy University.

Denise Pierson graduated from Bradley University with an MA in School Counseling.

Erika Snyder is pursuing a law degree at Northern Illinois University.

Nicole Vega is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Ashley Warren is working as a behavior therapist for Circles Behavioral Consultation Services in Springfield, IL.

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2008 Graduates

Zach Allen is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Services at UIS.

Eduardo Alvarez is currently working as a College Advisor at Waukegan High School (Waukegan, IL) where he helps undocumented students get into college.

Heidi Fisher is currently working as the Hope Cares Coordinator at the Hope Institute for Children and Families.

Caleb Kirkpatrick is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Monica Qualls is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Aaron Shilling is currently a graduate student in the General Experimental Psychology master’s degree program at Western Illinois University.

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2007 Graduates

Amy Barnes is in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jessica (Elmore) Cirafesi was a child welfare case manager in Indiana. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Theological Studies on Development at Wycliffe College in Toronto.

Michael Gammon graduated with a master’s degree in English at UIS in 2009.

Stephanie Myers – served as a graduate assistant in our department and received her master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS in 2010.

Meghan Rogers is in the Criminology and Criminal Justice M.A. Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Kate Vernor is a training coordinator at Fast Enterprises, a company that implements scalable tax software for several states and countries.

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2006 Graduates

Carissa Aho is pursuing her M.A. in the Human Development Counseling Program with a community focus here at UIS.

Jenna Anderson is attending a dual-degree program at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work for a M.S.W. and the Erikson Institute for an M.S. in Child Development.

Blair Brown is a graduate stuednt in the Psy.D. program at
Argosy University in Chicago.

Johnna Conley is a graduate student in the Psy.D. program
at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Holly Cunningham served as a graduate assistant in our department and received her master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS in 2008.

Kelsey Dennis is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical/Counseling at Illinois State University in Bloomington.

Bonnee Hartman is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Services at UIS.

Tammy Herschberger is working toward her M.A. in the Human Development Counseling Program with a community focus here at UIS.

Emma Hurley is working toward an M.A. in School Psychology at the Middle Tennessee StateUniversity in Murfreesboro, TN.

Gloria Plummer is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration at UIS.

May Saengpraseuth is a graduate student in the M.S.W. program at the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Jason Scott finished his MBA at Texas A&M in May 2008 and is currently
a graduate student in the Public Health master’s degree program at UIS.

Amber Waterman is pursuing her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

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2005 Graduates

Lee Affrunti is pursuing a Ph.D. in School Psychology at Illinois State University.

Cathy Ahlrich is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Amber Barger obtained her Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois.

Lindsey Bays is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Child and School Psychology at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Julie Faires served as a graduate assistant in our department and received her master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS in 2008.

Matthew Grey is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Susan Knox is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration at UIS.

Elizabeth Nelson is currently attending the M.A. program in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Kate Nybo is working on her M.S.W. at Aurora University.

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Graduates from 2004 and before

Patricia Burwell is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Christy Camille is pursuing a Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

Sheila Eskew is pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Illinois University.

Ryan Griggs is in the M.S.W. program at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Tracy Howland is a counselor at Camelot Community Care in Springfield, IL, after graduating from the Human Development Counseling Program at UIS.

Sergio Jimenez is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Services at UIS.

Dale Lipe is pursuing a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neuroscience Psychology at St. Louis University.

Amy (Boston) Long is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Mary Colleen Mack is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Developmental Counseling at Bradley University.

Dusty McEwen is pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Illinois State University.

Robin Merrick is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Heather Montalbano is in the M.S.W. program at Illinois State University.

Chad Noggle is in the School Psychology Ph.D. program at Ball State University.

Adam Pollard is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at St. Louis University.

Brean Rhoades is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Services at UIS.

Jill Rummer is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Kent Schafer is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Services at UIS.

Sonya Shaw is pursuing a Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

Hayley Simmons is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Jennifer Snyder is pursuing a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling at UIS.

Ryan Speckhart is pursuing a Ph.D. in Consulting Psychology at Alliant International University.

Garrett Swick is pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Studies at UIS.

Stephanie Wheatley is working on her M.S.W. at Grand Valley State University School of Social Work in Grand Rapids, MI.

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