Congratulations to CAT Lab 2019 Graduates!

Top (left to right): Shannon Gavin, Alyssa Bland, Aisha Aliyuu, and Jaclyn Yuro

Bottom (left to right): Luke Vankeuren, Olivia Perone, and Julie Leeds

Congratulations to Shannon, Alyssa, Aisha, Jaclyn, Luke, Olivia, and Julie who have completed their undergraduate degrees at Penn State and are moving forward in their careers!

Shannon Gavin received her B.A. in Psychology, and has been accepted into a M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh. This is a two-year program that includes a 600-hour clinical internship. At the end of her two years, Shannon will have the opportunity to take the Clinical Capstone Examination and become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Shannon was accepted into other competitive programs, but chose Pittsburgh because this program won the 2018 Pennsylvania Counseling Association Outstanding Counseling Program Award!

Alyssa Bland received a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health with minor studies in Psychology. Alyssa has been accepted to Rutgers’ Physician Assistant Program, located in Piscataway, NJ. This is a 33-month program that will prepare Alyssa to become a fully certified physician assistant in her field of choice. Alyssa chose this program because is ranked as a top program in the nation!

Aisha Aliyuu received her B.A. in Psychology, and has been accepted into a M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Baruch College, in New York City. This is a two-year program where students are trained to understand human behavior in the workplace. Baruch was Aisha’s top choice because it is a nationally recognized program in the field, and many of its faculty members are well known within industry and academia. Additionally, this program offers both teaching and research assistantships to support their graduate students.

Jaclyn Yuro received her B.A. in Psychology and Italian from the Schreyer Honors College, and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She plans to work in a research position for the next year or two before pursuing graduate school.

Luke Vankeuren received a B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology. Luke will start a full-time position as a Software Developer for PPG Paints, a company located in Pittsburgh.

Julie Leeds received a B.A. in Psychology and has been accepted into a dual title M.S. and EdS in School Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This program specializes in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and paired with the Educational Specialist degree, trains graduate students to provide services in educational and mental health settings to improve children’s development.

Olivia Perone received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies. She plans to apply to an accelerated nursing program to become a RN, and then pursue a M.S. in Nursing. Olivia’s ultimate goal is to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Congratulations to these awesome students! Go change the world!