- When did you enter DUS?
- Freshman year.
- How many semesters did you spend in DUS?
- Why did you choose DUS?
- I had no idea what I wanted to study or choose as a major. In fact, I do not remember how I ended up there; perhaps I was placed as an undecided.
- What resources did you use in your exploratory and decision-making process?
- When I entered the Division, I had no idea what it was or how I would ever choose a major. It seemed like a daunting task to choose a career at 18 years of age. The Division gave me the opportunity to sample various course options. If it had been a choice back in the '60's, I would have stayed in the Division for my whole degree, claiming a curriculum in Liberal Studies.
- Did DUS benefit you? If so, how?
- It gave me time - time to experience courses and program directions, time to grow up a little (although my friends would question whether that ever happened), and time to gain assurance that there were no right or wrong choices to make.
Penn State Experience
- What major(s) (and minor(s), if applicable) did you end up choosing?
- Religious Studies (now discontinued) with a minor in Philosophy
- What year did you graduate?
- What extracurricular activities made a difference in your college experience?
- I was involved in a dormitory tribunal council that dealt with student life problems. Later on, in my junior year, I participated as an Interfraternity Council Officer, a class officer of the senior class, co-coordinator of homecoming, and a member of Skull and Bones. These opportunities gave me great experience in leadership roles and the chance to meet many people whom I would not have met otherwise.
- Looking back, would you have done anything differently during your time at Penn State?
- I would have taken my studies a little more seriously. Part of my growing up included sampling much that college life had to offer. I do not regret that and, in fact, went on to complete graduate studies. My education gave me a good base for what I was to later accomplish, but my college experience gave me much more. I am very grateful to Penn State for my preparation for my life's work.
- What jobs have you held since graduation?
- Drug Abuse Specialist
- Psychiatric Social Worker
- Educational Consultant
- Director of a Private High School
- Social Work Professor
- Dean of Social Work
- What is your current occupation?
- Dean, Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville
Profile Last Updated: October 17, 2001