Alumni

Congratulations, Vannessa Weber: Recipient of the Diane Davis Award at the WAVES Conference for School Certifying Officials, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Personnel, and State Approving Agencies (SAA) personnel.

"Please join us in congratulating Vannessa Weber on receiving the Diana Davis Award at the recent WAVES Conference for School Certifying Officials, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) personnel, and State Approving Agencies (SAA) personnel. The award was given to an individual who exemplifies true devotion to serving individuals and enabling individuals to aspire to higher standards of service to others.

Vannessa was nominated for the award by one of our former veteran students and current staff members. Vannessa exemplifies God-honoring service on a daily basis to all of our military-connected students and we are so very proud that she was recognized for this service by her peers at the national conference.

Vanessa, we are grateful for your leadership of the MVEB office and daily testimony to our students through your kind thoughts, words, and actions that are felt by all of the women and men that you serve."

-Dr. Heather Petridis, Vice President, Chief Enrollment Officer

Crystal Saludes '18

After graduating from the M.S. program in Research Psychology and Data Analytics at Azusa Pacific University, I was able to obtain a job working as an adjunct professor for APU. However, this would not have been possible if it weren’t for the rapport I built with my professors in the program; each professor I had the opportunity to study under or work with helped build my self-confidence and encouraged me in the process of finishing my studies and applying for the position. As a TA for a few professors, I learned firsthand what it took to connect with students and believe in them as my professors did in me. Had it not been for the values and knowledge I gained for the M.S. program, I would not be where I am today.

Evelyn Allen

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Collisson

Topic or Thesis: How representations of diversity in higher education marketing affect minority students' decision to enroll

Track: Two Year

Vannessa Weber

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Collisson

Topic or Thesis: Veteran student stigma

Track: Two Year

Zizhong (David) Xiao

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Collisson

Topic or Thesis: The Construction of the Light Triad Scale

Track: One Year

Adolfo Bermeo

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diaz-Castaneda

Topic or Thesis: Family, Culture, Health

Track: Two Year

Brayden Stanton

Advisor: Dr. Rachel Castaneda

Topic or Thesis: Substance Use Disorder

Track: One Year

Kyle McCarthy

Advisor: Dr. Rachel Castaneda

Topic or Thesis: Exercise and recovery through the lens of Self-Determination Theory: Motivation determines quality of life

Track: 18-month

Ciara Adams

Advisor: Dr. Rachel Castaneda

Topic or Thesis: Addiction/Mental Health/Medicine

Track: One Year

Andy Hurtado

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Marsh

Topic or Thesis: Bilingual Language Acquisition: An Examination of Language Influences on Facial Recognition

Track: One Year

Tamara Lee

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Marsh

Topic or Thesis: Are working memory capacity and attentiveness related to memory for narratives/faces?

Track: One Year

Alison Winiarski

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Julianne Edwards

Topic or Thesis: The Effect of Suggestion of Preferred Learning Style on Memory

Track: One Year

Livier Capristo

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Marsh

Topic or Thesis: Imagination Inflation Effect and Emotionality

Track: One Year