I am currently an Academic Advisor at the University of Alabama. The support from the Sparky Truax Scholarship allowed me to successfully complete two Bachelor's degrees at the University of Colorado Boulder- a B.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies. In my current role I advise students through their own college process including major selection, course planning, involvement, and academic success. In August 2022, I will earn my M.A. in Higher Education Administration and hope to continue working with college students in academic affairs.
I graduated in 2016 from the University of Arizona with a double major in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Right out of school, I started work with the Walt Disney Company where I worked in Florida at Walt Disney World for a year before moving to Disneyland in California for the next 4 years on the Industrial Engineering Team. In 2021, I got married to my lovely wife, Melissa and we relocated back to Colorado where I currently work for Alterra Mountain Company as a Business Intelligence Engineer.
Declared degree: Bachelor of Arts
Specialization: Biblical Studies counseling
As a psychology major in the arts program, I hope to not only go on to obtain my counseling license in a master’s program but also use the variety of classes included in my bachelor’s degree to develop a well-rounded understanding of life through the lens of psychology. Many of the classes I have taken at CCU incorporate psychology into a broader perspective of history, politics, and other sciences through various general education and courses in different psychological fields, such as social psychology. Throughout my time at CCU, I have learned how psychology plays a part in our lives, not just in the realm of our individual minds but also in the fabric of our families and society. My hope for my counseling career is that I will be able to provide a larger context to my clients of how their struggles can stem from multiple sources so that I can help them achieve holistic improvement. In the meantime, practicing applying what I have learned in my own life and relationships has been challenging but rewarding, and I look forward to the continuation of my degree.
University of Wyoming
First Year Student
BS Mechanical Engineering
Minor in Biomedical Engineering
Hayden is studying engineering to further research and develop nanotechnology and robotics in the surgical world, increasing the safety and effectiveness of surgeries. He is also interested in developing robotic prosthetics. He is doing well in school and was accepted into the Sigma Chi fraternity as a probationary member.
Mac is currently enrolled at Coe College where she is playing soccer and studying Pre-Med. Her ultimate goal is to work somewhere in Sports Medicine.
Attending Eckerd Collage
Majoring in Animal Studies/ Biology
She is in her Sophomore Year.