Meet Stacy Ogbeide
Scroll down to watch video interview with Stacy
Why did you choose Forest?
I chose to attend Forest because of their Primary Care Psychology program. I have an interest in health psychology and primary care psychology. After reading an article about the program in APA's Monitor on Psychology (http://www.apa.org/monitor/apr07/forest.html), I knew that their program would fit very well with my professional interests.
What is your favorite thing about Forest, and why?
Being able to train at the Robert J. Murney Clinic. There are only a few professional psychology programs in the country that have their own training clinic. Having the chance to receive supervision there before venturing out to other practicum training sites is an extremely good learning tool.
What is a moment in your academic career of which you are proud?
Having a manuscript accepted for publication.
Best thing about the faculty and student interaction at Forest?
One of the best things about Forest is the faculty-student ratio; the number of people in the class is small enough that the professor knows you by name. It makes them very approachable and you feel like they're more willing to work with you because they know who you are.
Why should a student choose Forest?
The Forest community reminds me of one giant family. The faculty here are always looking out for your best interests and always willing to support students in any way they can. The close contact with professors will allow students to achieve their professional goals as well as their personal goals.
Favorite Springfield restaurant?
Lambert's Café (it's actually in Ozark, MO but it's close enough)…
Favorite Springfield band?
Hmmm…I don't have one at the moment. I'll have to get back to you.
What is one thing everyone must do while in Springfield, and why?
I've always wanted to go to Fantastic Caverns…who wouldn't want to drive through a cave?
Best thing to do on a cheap date in Springfield?
The Moxie Cinema. They show a lot of independent films and students get a discount (which is always a good thing).
Favorite Forest myth or story?
The main drive way for the school was built on the opposite side of the building. I think it makes us "unique”.
Favorite story or aspect of life in Springfield?
During the summer months, I enjoy venturing down to Founders Park in downtown Springfield. They show movies in the evenings in their amphitheater…sort of like a contemporary version of a drive-in theater. I think it's a fun way to enjoy the summer nights.