Alumni in the Field

While in the DC area for the American Counseling Association’s Governing Council meeting, Dr. West-Olatunji had an opportunity to catch up with one of our alumni, Sharilyn Wiskup. Sharilyn is most remembered for her parting comments at the graduation ceremony: “A ship in harbor is safe but that’s not what ships are for.” I captured this saying last year when I led a People to People delegation to India and visited a school for children with physical disabilities. The quote was on a poster at the school. Sharilyn took this saying to heart and dashed off to DC to find a counseling job and somewhere to live. Well…she did it! Sharilyn is now gainfully employed at a residential facility that provides after-school care for adolescents with varying mental health concerns. As you can see, she has adapted quite well to her new environment.