Stracee earned an MS in educational psychology with the Applied Educational Psychology program in 2015. She is originally from, and currently lives in, Chattanooga, TN. We asked her to reflect on past experiences with EPC and discuss where she’s at now. Read her responses below.
Academic Completion Specialist
Chattanooga State Community College
Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
In my role, I help to ensure students persist to complete their degree or certificate.
Accomplishments since Graduating
I have a sincere interest in serving students at the collegiate level, and my current position at Chattanooga State is my first step on that journey. I would say that this is my greatest professional accomplishment.
I enjoy all of the arts and trying new foods, but by far I love sending time with my family. They are just super cool people!
What sold you on this program?
The synchronous online format sold me on the program. I was grateful for the opportunity to learn via online, but even more so once I knew I would be able to interact with my instructors and classmates.
What was the most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience was in clinical assistant professor Cathy Hammon’s class. In addition to visiting the Highlander Center, she introduced me to the work of Asa Hilliard. Throughout my education, not one teacher had ever explored a black psychologist in any psychology course I had taken. I want her to know how much that touched my soul and opened my mind to a beautiful perspective.
How did your experiences as a student help you in your professional/personal life after graduation??
My experience as an EdPsych Online student has heightened my awareness of creating environments conducive to reciprocal learning. It has helped me to be concise when communicating, and to be more in tune to issues and concerns that effect how students learn. All things that I use both professionally and personally.
“Love and light to all that have been and will be a part of the EdPsych Online program at UT!”