Student Spotlight

Brice Petgen


What do you appreciate most about the Counseling Psychology program at Andrews?

"The faculty. My professors have pushed me from day one to find my own therapeutic voice.They have not
indoctrinated me into theirs.  I really appreciate the emphasis the program places on personal development."
Imagine your dream research project..tell us what the study's purpose would be?

"I have been studying and practicing martial arts for years.So, I would love to conduct a qualitative focus group about the positive impact of martial arts in the lives of famous martial artists like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, and others like them."

If you could interview a famous psychologist, who would it be and what would you ask?
"I would love to interview Sigmund Freud and I would ask him about cigars!"

What has been your key to success in the Counseling Psychology Program thus far? 
"I have five keys to success: My family, my friends, karate, cigars, and the occasional beer."




Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Harvey Burnett

Describe a typical day in the job.

"Every morning I review and make sure everything is in place. Maybe go to a committee meeting and meet with students. Students often come in and want to talk about different issues that they want to discuss or get advice about. I prep for lecturing and work on research."

You are also a police officer.  What part of that job interests you the most?

"Being in a non-homogeneous environment where you can diversify and reach out to different people. The Missionary work, reaching people in the community - we can be Christ to people without putting on a formal  evangelical meeting."

How did your education at Andrews University prepare you for your career?

"To be able to approach the world with a more diverse view. As well as some of the technical aspects of how to treat people, and I learned how to live a balanced life. I also learned about not limiting myself to just one modality of treating people."

Share your favorite quote with us.

“What matters most is how you see yourself.”

Finish this sentence. A perfect day for me would be…

"Exploring the universe from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise."

What are you most proud of?

"My three kids."




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