Relationships Key to Classroom Success
CLASS OF 2012
Chase Aycock, a 2012 graduate, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
and Religion from Wayland, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College,
and is projected to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology also from Wheaton College
When asked how Wayland helped him prepare for his future, Aycock had this to say.
“The most influential aspect of my WBU education was my relationships with the professors. I can think of a number of professors who I consider more as mentors than merely educators. They challenged me, encouraged me, answered my questions, and took their jobs seriously.”
Aycock is currently stationed at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Joint Base in San Antonio. His current position is a Pre-doctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology with the Biomedical Science Corps of the United States Air Force.
Once he completes his doctoral degree and his dissertation study, a meta-analysis on the efficacy of military tobacco interventions, Aycock plans to serve as an Air Force psychologist/psychology intern for the next four years.
Aycock’s time at Wayland wasn’t just about preparing for his career, he also had time for some fun and games.
“My favorite WBU memory is pranking friends by filling their dorm room with wadded
up pages from 100 phone books.”
“I’m truly grateful for my time at WBU. I would not be where I am today without the opportunities and experiences I had there. I also met my wife, Marybeth Arnold, at WBU. After she graduated from WBU, she became a Registered Nurse and is currently working at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX.”