Courtney Brooks to pursue master’s degree at Virginia Tech

by Billy Chandler

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

Courtney Brooks, from Marion, Va., will graduate in May 2021 with a degree in Psychology and Religion.

Emory & Henry taught me to think outside the box, to throw away everything I thought I knew about the world, religion, people, and to start from scratch with a whole new perspective,” says Brooks. “It has given me a community that I will be able to lean on long after I am gone.”

While at Emory & Henry, Brooks was involved with Delta Omicron Pi and Theta Chi Epsilon.

“Dr. Dawsey, Dr. Wells, and Dr. Reiff in the religion department were extremely influential to me in my journey,” says Brooks. “They showed me constant compassion, love, and respect, and always pushed me to be my best self. Dr. Qualls in the Psychology department also had a major impact on me, as knowledge and stories both showed me what I wanted to do with my life, and gave me the tools to get there.”

After graduation, Brooks will attend Virginia Tech to join the counseling education master’s program with a clinical mental health track. Brooks will use this degree to pursue a career in addictions counseling.

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