Psychology graduate Destiny Jenkins ’13 believes that every single faculty member in the psychology department at Shenandoah University helped her become the person she is today. “ I cannot speak highly enough about the psychology department.” The relationships established and the knowledge gained are both something she will always appreciate.
Jenkins choose Shenandoah University because the small class size and unique classes offered were very important to her. She also wanted to be close to work and school. Jenkins was able to create memorable experiences academically and meet her goals as a student as well as a professional.
She was drawn to the psychology department because the faculty left a lasting impression on her and she could not wait to learn from them. “I was immediately impressed with the professors. They were warm, inviting and challenged my mind. I liked that and knew that I would learn a lot from them.”
“Shenandoah University provided a wonderful foundation to build upon and allowed me to truly develop into the professional I am today.” Now a Crisis Intervention Team Case Manager for Northwestern Community Services Board, she works with law enforcement and other agencies to assist people in the community who are going through a mental health crisis. She has Dr. Kim Fendley in the sociology department to thank for revolutionizing the way she perceives the world. It is something Jenkins will be grateful for and it has helped her work in the mental health field.
Jenkins’ advice to Shenandoah students is to volunteer often, through agencies where you may want to work. Volunteering can open the door for potential job opportunities and gives students a great chance to network. Finally, being open to possibilities that present themselves after graduation is key.