Allison Cochran will continue her education to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

by Billy Chandler

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.

Allison Cochran, from Pennington Gap, Va., will graduate in May 2021 with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. While on campus, Cochran was a member of Kappa Pi Alpha and served as a Student Assistant in the Psychology Department.

“Emory & Henry facilitated an open place where I could learn and grow into an individual shaped by the community and networking that E&H allowed me to have through engaging with the community throughout my education,” says Cochran. “I feel more than ready to begin graduate school, and look to start my career.”

Cochran gives Dr. Gaia and Dr. Sorenson credit for helping shape her into a well-rounded student that is ready to go to graduate school.

“Dr. Sorensen introduced me to my love for Sociology,” says Cochran. “She encouraged me to pursue a double major in Psychology and Sociology, and I am so glad that I did.”

Cochran also appreciated Dr. Fisher’s guidance through her research projects.

“Being able to conduct a research project about COVID-19, analyzing data, and publishing the information, has been one of the highlights during my time at Emory & Henry,” says Cochran. “Dr. Fisher advised my research group through this intensive project, which has resulted in me leaving with many skills regarding research, from surveying, data collection, data analysis, and writing about research. I feel well prepared to go into my future and ready to tackle more research in my future education.”

After graduation, Cochran will earn her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at East Tennessee State University. Cochran hopes to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and then pursue a career working with children in non-profit organizations.

Being able to conduct a research project about COVID-19, analyzing data, and publishing the information, has been one of the highlights during my time at Emory & Henry.
- Allison Cochran

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