WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 9, 2022 — West Liberty University’s first group of Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACP) students graduated this past Saturday, May 7, 2022.
The students also enjoyed a May 6 hooding ceremony, coordinated by the Department of Psychology and held in College Hall, to mark the occasion.
Referring to the group as “small but mighty,” program director, Dr. Rebecca Meacham, is understandably proud.
“We are so proud of our inaugural cohort and their accomplishments,” said Meacham, who is an assistant professor of Psychology at WLU.
“Each of our students completed their undergraduate work here at West Liberty and remained to continue their education and finish with the new master’s degree. We wish them well in their futures, they have earned a degree that will make a difference in their careers and in the lives of others,” she said.
The new master degree graduates all have full time positions to begin their careers post-graduation. Graduates, their hometowns and their positions include:
- Susan Smith, Wheeling, Northwood Health Systems (Wheeling);
- Kayla Robinson, Paden City, W.Va., Northwood Health Systems (Wheeling);
- Ellis Moran, Bloomingdale, Ohio, Mountaineer Psychological Services (Morgantown);
- Michelle Yadrick, Weirton, W.Va., Instructor at West Liberty University.
Dean of the College of Sciences Dr. Karen Kettler personally congratulated the graduates at the hooding ceremony.
The WLU Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree program was developed in 2019 to increase the behavioral health workforce in West Virginia.
Featuring small class sizes, networking, research opportunities and psychology clubs, psychology students at WLU can be assured of strong academics and caring professors to assist them along their chosen professional path.
The MACP degree equips students to become licensed psychologists in the Mountain State.
For details visit westliberty.edu/health-sciences/academics/psychology.
To view a video of the hooding ceremony, please view the You Tube below: