Office of Alumni Engagement

Mallory Montgomery

My hometown when I was a student was

Keego Harbor, Michigan

I graduated in

2014

I studied

Majors in Art and Design and Psychology, Minor in Art History

I currently live in

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I am now

Finishing my Master of Science in Art Therapy with an Emphasis in Counseling, graduation May 2016.

Since graduating from Alma

I have entered a graduate program in my preferred field. In this program I have held three internships in the medical field with Columbia St. Mary’s nursing and hospice care division: the Milwaukee Catholic Home. I have also worked in child and adolescent behavior health at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and oncology and neurology care at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Through these I have learned to practice medical art therapy.

I also work for Mount Mary University’s Residence Life department.

After finishing this degree, I am furthering my psychology background by pursuing certifications in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Trauma related therapy.

My Alma education

Prepared me for a life beyond the classroom. I learned practical skills, critical thinking, and therapeutic applications that I use in my graduate program daily. Without Alma, I would not be one of the top in my program, nor have the opportunity for security in my field. I would not be able to pursue art as a form of therapeutic expression or integrate it with my neuroscience background without a liberal arts background.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

The Gamma Phi Beta and Tau Kappa Epsilon houses, Clack Art Building, Chapel, Joe’s, and the middle basement study room of the library.

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. Gwyneth Beagley, Dr. Brandi Stupica, Dr. Dan Connolly, Dr. Marc Setterlund, Bob Rozier, Carrie Parks-Kirby, and Dr. Will Nichols.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

The Alma College Choir Scotland Tour of 2014, where I got engaged to my Alma Sweetheart.