We are pleased to celebrate the following student achievements!

Amy Morgan accepted an academic internship position at the Virginia Tech master’s in marriage and family therapy program in Fall Church, VA.  Amy will be teaching and providing supervision to marriage and family therapy master’s students, as well as continuing several research efforts.

Jameson Natwick secured an internship at Seattle University, where he will be teaching and doing clinical supervision. He will also be working at Allenmore Psychological Associates in Tacoma, Washington as he continues his research on families and meaning making.

Lauren Smithee and Evan Thomas visited Capitol Hill as part of their participation in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program.  While visiting, they were able to meet with Representative Morgan Griffith and discuss the importance of mental health services for rural, vulnerable, and marginalized populations.

In recognition of his work related to older adults and their families, Bradford Stucki was awarded the S. J. Ritchey Scholarship from Center for Gerontology and the Harold A. Schlenker Scholarship from the Department of Human Development and Family Science, both at Virginia Tech.  Bradford is now working at New River Valley Community Services, where he is providing in-home family therapy to families in the New River Valley.  He is also continuing his research on grandparents raising grandchildren.

Evan Thomas recently accepted a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  He is also serving as Associate Program Director at the University Center Greenville.  He looks forward to continuing his work on Appalachian mental health.

Congratulations, everyone!  We are so proud of you!