I entered La Verne College, now the University of La Verne, as a pre-med student, fully intending to become a pediatrician. Little did I know that this would begin a journey working with children and adolescents and ended 46 years later in June, 2019. It was the most rewarding, challenging, often time frustrating, but fulfilling adventure. The path included stops in very well-to-do environments, and very financially and socially impoverished ones. I took on the roles of teacher, counselor, and administrator where major responsibilities involved interacting with children and adolescents (not to mention their families) who had language, learning, behavior, and social challenges. This time and its experiences have led me to the doors of Avila and the School of Psychology. I am delighted to be here and be a part of a university that cares so much about its staff and its students.
Sydney Renwick, M.S.E., CTEL
Mood, Behavior, Trauma & Stress Disorders of Children and Adolescents; Writing in Psychology
B.A. in Biological Science/minor in Chemistry
MSE in Counseling Psychology
Administrative Services Credential
post-graduate work in Psychology
Science Award - Bank of America; Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities