Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Caryl

What motivated you to become a student again?
I am a person in long-term recovery, and I returned to WVU in Fall 2016 after finding long-term recovery. I had previously finished over 90 credits at WVU and I wanted to finish my degree.

Why did you choose to enroll in the RBA program?
I chose the RBA program because it allowed me to keep all of my previous credits and apply them towards a degree. I was also able to enter the master's pathway program for counseling.

What are your career goals, and how do you think the RBA program helped you achieve them?
I want to be a licensed counselor in WV and work with people with substance use disorders. The RBA program allowed me to graduate from WVU with my RBA, and I got accepted into the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Master's program at WVU for Fall 2017. I plan on graduating with my Master's Degree in Spring 2019.