Brianna Morton

What are you doing now?

I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts degree in 2007 and completed my Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 2009. I currently work for the Ayers Foundation Scholars Program as a College Access Counselor. The Ayers Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps students with all things college and awards scholarships to eligible students.

How did UNA's Psychology program help you achieve what you have become?

The UNA Psychology Program helped me in more ways than I would have ever imagined: excellent educational standards, extraordinary professors, research opportunities, networking events, and a family environment (tough love and a great educational experience). Dr. Bates and Dr. Hudiburg helped me get into graduate school and gain an assistantship. The Psychology department has been influential in not only my education but also my career.

What advice would you give students who are interested in becoming UNA Psychology majors?

There are not many times in life that I can say I would go back and experience again, but my time in the Psychology program and my time at UNA is one. There were many days I cried and wanted to give up but the support of the professors was exceptional. If you love to learn, desire to help others, and are willing to work hard (and of course, if you are interested in Psychology) this is the program for you! I cannot brag enough! So now, I help recruit!