Shannon Dunne | Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar; Anna Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Shannon DunneOther Awards: Significant Contribution to Research in the Department of Psychology

Major: Psychology and Spanish 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Experience: My greatest success and favorite overall experience was being a mentor for the UA-ACTS program. I was paired one-on-one with a student with Autism each year and worked with them on their academic, social, and life skills. I learned so much about Autism and helping people through this experience, and I enjoyed being able to directly help and support my peers on a regular basis. This experience solidified my interest in clinical work and pursuing a career in counseling.

Favorite Class: My favorite class was PY 372 – Social Psychology taught by Dr. William Hart. Dr. Hart was an incredibly engaging professor who made me eager to attend this class every week. He made material that was already interesting to me as a Psychology major even more intriguing and fascinating. He gave fair exams and assignments to test our knowledge of the course material without trying to trick or deceive us, and he taught me a great deal about social psychology. This course was by far my favorite at UA and made a lasting impact on me.

Future Plans: My future plans are to attend a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that will begin in the Fall. Once I graduate, my goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and start my own private practice.