HIGHLIGHTS

Megan Bryant Temple (M.S., Class of 2006)Meg Temple

  • Recipient of the 2012 Professional Psychology Award, presented at the FMU Psychology Alumni Reception on October 2, 2012
  • Current position: Clinical Director and Director of the Children’s Program at Durant Children’s Center (Florence and Harstville, SC), a program of the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault
  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Presbyterian College, M.S. in Applied Psychology (Clinical/Counseling Option) from Francis Marion University

 


Jessica O’Leary (B.S., Class of 2010)Jess

  • B.S. degree in Psychology, Francis marion University (2010); M.A. degree in General Psychology, University of North Florida (August, 2012)
  • Ph.D. in Psychology and then teach in a university setting while conducting  research
  • Something important you learned while at FMU: “I learned that I have a passion for psychology and it’s something I want to do for the rest of my life.”
  • Advice for current FMU students: “The only way to be successful is to make it happen for yourself. A huge stepping stone in order to make this happen is to find the right mentor and become friends with as many professors as you can!”

Erica L. James (M.S., Class of 2009)Erica

  • Current institution: University of Georgia (expected graduation, 2014)
  • Current major area and anticipated degree: Counseling Psychology (PhD) with an additional concentration in Preparing Future Faculty
  • Career goal: My goal is to teach psychology as well as provide therapy in a university setting. Specifically, I would like to do clinical work at a university counseling center while holding a faculty position.
  • Something important you learned while at FMU: I learned that every professor there has something useful to offer to your journey. The personalities may be different but every professor in the psychology department has one goal: to shape the student into a competent professional in hopes that he or she will be a valuable contributor to the field of psychology as a whole.
  • Advice for current FMU students: My advice to current FMU students is to take advantage of all your learning opportunities at the university. Those opportunities can become the stepping stones that lead you towards a successful and rewarding career.

Ashley Flynn (B.A., Class of 2005)Ashley

  • Graduate of: Florida Institute of Technology (M.S. in in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2011)
  • Career goal: To become a board certified Behavior Analyst, work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, then get a doctorate in clinical psychology and become a cognitive behavioral therapist.
  • Something important you learned while at FMU: OK I can’t name just one: (1) How important research is and how to conduct and write about it; (2) How fascinating the brain is; (3) how getting involved (i.e., with professor’s research projects, the psychology club, etc) could lead to good letters of recommendation for graduate school!
  • Advice for current FMU students:  Study your course materials, Make every class count, Get involved in research,  Get involved with the Psychology Club, Study the GRE with other psychology students, Go to graduate school. If Plan A doesn’t work, go to Plan B but don’t ever give up on Plan A.  Meet your goal, no matter what it takes.

* To submit your Alumni Highlight, please email your information (as above) and a photo to the Psychology Department. We look forward to hearing from you!