Alumni News

Camille Caparas’s (Creative Writing ’12) short story “Santos Niños” won 2nd place in the Southern Literary Festival Creative Writing Contest Winners!

Clinton School student Dylan Perry (Religion and Philosophy ’10) completed research which found that more than 80 percent of the Central Arkansas community thinks that developing a strong local food system is important. Perry found that the community wants healthy, local, accessible and affordable food, and is concerned for local growers and those who buy from them.

Jermel Tucker (Psychology ’07) and Chris Peterson (Religion and Philosophy ’10) were selected in the Memphis Flyer’s 20<30.

Success After College – Shanta Williams

After graduating Cum Laude from Christian Brothers University in May 2008, I took a year to join AmeriCorps. After my year was done, I was able to finally attend graduate school at The University of Memphis. My major during my graduate studies was Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After many days and nights of worrying, studying, more worrying, working, more worrying and finally completing an awesome internship, on August 12, 2012 I happily graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s of Science in Counseling. Subsequently, I landed my first REAL job as a Crisis Specialist at the Crisis Assessment Center. My job includes assessing mental health consumers for possible psychiatric care, outpatient treatment, or detox treatment. Let’s just say I have seen a lot in my time as a Specialist, so there is never a dull moment. During my never-boring time at work, I was able to get the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential, which is the first step into being a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider credential (LPC-MHSP). Suffice to say, I have my work cut out for me. Nevertheless, I am truly blessed to have started my higher education with the AWESOME Psychology department at Christian Brothers University. Starting there with my future career was one of the best decisions I have ever made!