Student Profile: Pam Prewett
Psychology major and horse owner Pam Prewett has worked with horses for 10 years. The opportunity to easily commute back home and see her horses is one of the reasons she decided to attend Alma College.
Naturally, her career plans revolve around her favorite four-legged friends as well.
“I’m going into equine-assisted psychotherapy, so before going on and becoming certified in family counseling, an undergraduate foundation in psychology will really help me with my future practice,” she says. “I love to work with both horses and kids, so combining the two is going to be fantastic. I’m really excited about it.”
The Shepherd senior found a perfect outlet for her love of horses in Alma’s equestrian club, a new student organization that she has been involved in since its beginning.
“This year is our first time showing on the intercollegiate show circuit competing against other colleges’ equestrian clubs,” she says. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s one more example of why Alma is such a great community.”
Prewett minors in both religious studies and English, preparing her to better communicate with her future patients. She says classes with Dana Aspinall, associate professor of English, have been her favorite.
“In his first-year seminar class, we went to the Detroit Institute of Art, and in my literary analysis class, we actually put on a play, which we performed at a huge human rights conference in Washington D.C.,” she says. “In his classes, we always have opportunities to go out of the classroom and apply what we’re learning.”