Highlighting current students in the UNCG Gerontology Program!
Elise Eifert “received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her Master’s degree in Health Promotion from Indiana University. After graduation, she spent 4 years in Florida working as an Alzheimer’s disease educator before returning to school to pursue her doctorate in public health education at UNCG. Her research focus is on increasing family caregiver’s utilization of support services. Specifically, she is interested in the transition to the caregiver role and caregiver identity.” Elise Eifert — August 2013
Kristin Spence’s “goal is to work in a retirement community in an administrative-level position. I enjoy working with the aging population and hope to use my time at UNCG to increase my knowledge of older adults.”
Kristin Spence — August 2014
Katie Thompson begins studies toward her M.S. in Gerontology with an Aging & Business concentration in August 2013. “I simply enjoy living life! I love to laugh, paint, play sports, spend time with my family and friends and build community. I have always enjoyed the geriatric population and am blessed to have all four grandparents living today! What “drew me to gerontology was a conversation with a Holocaust survivor when I was in middle school. I remember wanting to advocate for her and “rescue” her from her loneliness and a shabby assisted living center. Overall, I enjoy listening to their stories and spending time with them. I consider myself crafty and creative and I would like to be an activity director at a senior center or assisted living center in the future.” Katherine “Katie” Thompson — August 2013