Psychology

Alumni Stories

Haley Lamprecht, M.S. in School Counseling and Community Counseling

Year Graduated: May 2012, B.S. in Psychology

Current Position: School Counselor, Lawrence Lawson Elementary School, Sparta, WI

Post-Viterbo Employment and Education:

  • Intern, Meadowview Middle School and SAILS Alternative High School, Sparta, WI
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional, Family and Children's Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Intern, West Salem Elementary School, West Salem, WI
  • Graduate Student, Winona State University, M.S. in School Counseling and Community Counseling Programs, Winona, MN

Activities at Viterbo:

  • Internship: Family and Children's Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Internship: Youth Center Attendant, LaCrosse Family YMCA, La Crosse, WI
  • Internship: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Advanced Research: "The relationship between socioeconomic status and childhood self-esteem," Faculty Advisor: Liza Ware
  • Volunteer: New Horizon Shelter, LaCrosse, WI

Favorite Thing about Viterbo: "The small, cozy, and comfortable nature that campus provided. The professors knew students by name and genuinely cared about each of us. Viterbo was not intimidating or overwhelming like I imagine larger universities to be."

Favorite Thing about Psychology at Viterbo: "My favorite thing about being a psychology major at Viterbo was the abundance of opportunities for growth as an individual and as a learner. The professors encouraged individual exploration and related this to our learning within the classroom."

Kaite Olund, Graduate Student

Year Graduated: May 2014, B.S. in Psychology

Current Position: Graduate Student, UW-Oshkosh, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling program; Emphasis: Clinical Mental Health, Oshkosh, WI

Post-Viterbo Employment and Education:

  • Youth Behavioral Specialist, Wood County, WI
  • Volunteer Research Assistant, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

Activities at Viterbo:

  • Internship: YMCA Teen Center
  • Research: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, "Kids Say the Darndest Things: Preschoolers’ Descriptions of Relations between Objects," Faculty Advisor: Liza Ware
  • Volunteer: Tutor at Hamilton Elementary School
  • Member: National Society of Leadership and Success

Favorite Thing about Viterbo: "I wasn't just a number; I was able to build close relationships with my professors and fellow classmates. I could speak up in class and have my voice actually heard."

Favorite Thing about Psychology at Viterbo: "I was able to get so much valuable hands-on experience. Not only was I able to conduct research, but I was also able to practice counseling skills in taped sessions, and these experiences have made me a well-rounded graduate student.  I have met other graduate students who were not as lucky as me in their undergraduate careers."