Students

 Highlighting current students of the UNCG Gerontology Program

Elise Eifert

Elise Eifert

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

 

 

 

 

 

Bryceton Proctor

Bryceton Proctor

Bryceton Proctor began studies toward a M.S. in Gerontology in August 2010.   “Older adults have given so much to me through their life accomplishments that I in turn should work to help them age in the best possible manner. My interests in gerontology are health care policy and long term care financing.”  Bryceton Proctor — August 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Stafford

Jessica Stafford

Jessica Stafford “was originally drawn to gerontology in high school when I worked as a receptionist at a retirement home. I loved my job because I was able to hear all of the residents stories and connect with them. Ever since I have been working and volunteering with elders. My hobbies include reading, playing guitar, yoga, cooking, and traveling. I look forward to my next adventure at UNCG!”   Jessie Stafford – August 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

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