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Greenville native receives Ph.D.

Alicia Brown, a native of Greenville, recently completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Georgia.  Pictured, left to right, Rosie O’Brien, intern from Minnesota Professional School of Psychology; Barbara James, intern from Indiana University; Dr. Heather Frost, training director from Kansas University; and Alicia Brown, intern from the University of Georgia. (Submitted Photo)

Alicia Brown, a native of Greenville, recently completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Georgia.
Pictured, left to right, Rosie O’Brien, intern from Minnesota Professional School of Psychology; Barbara James, intern from Indiana University; Dr. Heather Frost, training director from Kansas University; and Alicia Brown, intern from the University of Georgia. (Submitted Photo)

Alicia Brown, a native of Greenville, recently completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Georgia.

As part of her degree requirements, she finished her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Brown said that she chose KU because it offered not only the opportunity to grow professionally but also personally.

She successfully defended her dissertation on July 2.

“Writing a dissertation was extremely hard and stressful, but I had a wonderful advisor to help me through the process,” said Brown.

Her dissertation was Examining the Presence of Chronic Distinctiveness on a Historically Black College and University.

Brown will now move to North Carolina in order to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

After completing her post-doctoral fellowship, Brown plans to pursue her career goal of becoming a training director at an American Psychological Association accredited college counseling center.