Student Success Stories

UNA's Department of Psychology students and alumni are making daily contributions that positively impact individuals across a variety of settings. To see how some of our recent graduates have been making an impact, please click on their profile below. Each of these graduates were asked the following three questions.

  1. What are you doing now?
  2. How did UNA's psychology program help you achieve what you have become?
  3. What advice would you give students who are interested in becoming UNA psychology majors?

If you would like to read their answers, just click on their pictures. Are you interested in contacting one of our alumni to ask them questions about their careers or graduate school experiences? Please email our Department Chair for assistance.

Mark Pettit
Courtney Sparks
Lindsey Thompson
Mark Pettit
Ph.D. Student
Human Development and Family Science
University of Georgia
Courtney Sparks
Master’s Student
Mental Health Counseling
University of Mississippi
Lindsey Thompson
Master’s Student
Educational Psychology
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Lena Newborn
Shannon Hogan
Master's Student
Criminology and Criminal Justice Program
Northeastern University
Lena Newborn
Registered Behavior Technician
Bridges Behavior Therapy and Consulting
Florence, AL
Kayla Cupples
Network administrator
California Department of Information Technology
Solano County, CA
Karly Cochran
Sarah Freed
Assessment and Development Specialist
Jefferson County Commission
Birmingham, AL
Karly Cochran
Ph.D. Student
Experimental Psychology (Social-Health emphasis)
Kent State University
Alexandra McCarley
Psychiatric Scribe/Assistant
Integrated Behavior Health
Florence, AL
Mary Katherine
Mary Chase
Ph.D. Student
Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Mary Ware
Ph.D. Student
School Psychology (ABA emphasis)
University of Southern Mississippi
Chase Hutcheson
Potts & Young Attorneys, L.L.P.
Florence, AL
Erin Brittany Joy
Erin Cooper
Master's Student
Marriage and Family Therapy
Auburn University
Brittany Clifford
Adult Crisis Worker
Philadelphia, PA
Joy Wimberly
Ph.D. Student
School Psychology (ABA emphasis)
University of Southern Mississippi
Jeremy Patton Katie Poole Katelyn
Jeremy Patton
Licensed Professional Counselor & Owner
Valley Insight Counseling
Florence, AL
Katie Poole
Master's Student
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University
Katelyn Conner
Service Coordinator
North Central Alabama Mental Retardation Authority
Huntsville, AL
Christi Derek Brianna
Christi Vedder-Abrams
Master's Student
Applied Behavior Analysis
Florida State University - Panama City Campus
Derek Green
School Counselor
Maury County Schools
Columbia, TN
Brianna Morton
College Access Counselor
The Ayers Foundation
Reagan, TN
Kayla Sepideh Jacinda
Kayla Bales
Adjunct Instructor
Masters in Clinical

Augusta University
Sepideh Pourhassani
School-Based Therapist
Nashville, TN
Jacinda Byrom
Children's Therapist
Timberhills Region IV Mental Health Services
Iuka, MS
Sarah Schiavone Victoria Tuggle McClellan Lauren Kirby
Sarah Schiavone
Ph.D. Student
Experimental Psychology (Social emphasis)
University of Kentucky
Victoria Tuggle McClellan
Master’s Student
Occupational Therapy
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Lauren Kirby
Ph.D. Student
Experimental Psychology
Auburn University
Danyelle Brooks Lancaster Danyelle Brooks Lancaster Alicia
Danyelle Brooks Lancaster
Licensed Professional Counselor
Faith Based Psychological Associates
Sheffield, AL
Jordan Sparks
Ph.D. Student
Quantitative Psychology
Georgia Tech University
Alicia Winkle
Licensed Professional Counselor
Private Practice
Madison, AL