Second chances: Psychology student pursues dream of helping children

Second chances: Psychology student pursues dream of helping children

Susan Pengra has always had a special place in her heart for vulnerable youth, and she spent the early part of her career working in group homes and juvenile detention facilities. Yet, like many parents, her career took a back seat after her children were born. However now that her children have left the nest, she’s decided it’s time to follow her career interest once again.

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Alumnus joins a family tradition in law enforcement

After earning his associate degree, Brendan got his start working for the Washington State Department of Corrections, but soon realized he’d need additional education to advance in his career. When his wife, a City University of Seattle alumna, received an email saying the university was now offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, he decided to look into it.

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Counseling student gains practical experience in the classroom and the clinic

Transitioning from the classroom into a real-world working environment can be challenging, but Master of Arts in Counseling student Cash Cada feels prepared. Experience he gained from his practicum and graduate assistantship have set him up for success at his nine-month internship.

Ed Newman and his family

72-year-old to fulfill a lifelong dream of finishing his degree

Ed Newman’s grandson asked him a simple question one day, sparking a series of events. Now at 72 – more than 40 years after he started his college education – Ed is preparing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies.

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Counseling students gain leadership experience, professional development in new organization

Faculty and students from City University of Seattle’s Master of Arts in Counseling program have started the university’s first chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), an organization that promotes academic excellence and professional development.

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School counselor uses expertise and experience to help students heal from tragedy

In the face of the tragic shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, CityU alumnus Josh Webb was able to draw upon his first hand-experience and expertise as a school counselor to help students process their grief and trauma.