Alumni Spotlight: Bre Betarie ’17, G’19, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Previously a dedicated intern and graduate assistant in the Center for Career Development, Bre has a demonstrated history of experience preparing students of all majors and experience levels for success. Throughout her time at Scranton, Bre worked in various settings such as The Leahy Clinic, The Jesuit Center, The Cross Cultural Center, and most extensively, The Center for Career Development.

Bre’s career development journey started as an undergraduate intern working under Frank Gilmartin. As a graduate student, Bre continued her time in the Career Center as the office graduate assistant, working primarily under Cheryl Collarini. In conjunction to this role, Bre also worked as a full-time graduate career coaching intern under Chris Whitney, where she built relationships with and provided coaching to Scranton students/alumni from various years, majors, disciplines and interest areas.

Presently, Bre is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), working diligently to assist students with their identified career endeavors and goals as a career advisor at East Stroudsburg University. Bre recommends that students become active participants in their own education starting by filling free time with experiences that provide opportunities for growth and development. Most importantly, she encourage students reflect upon their experiences and learn to truly appreciate them and express gratitude for them. #JesuitEducated #RoyalCareers

Learn more about Clinical Mental Health Counseling here.

Alumni’s Incredible Art Gallery

Richard Stanislaus G’98 is a guest curator at The University’s Hope Horn Gallery for the exhibit “John Willard Raught: Beauty Lies Close at Home,”. The former curator of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Stanislaus lovingly and humorously explored the life and work of this local artist and shared his own journey as an admirer and collector of Raught’s work.

Learn more below:

PAlive! University of Scranton Art October 11, 2019

Alumna Spotlight: Alyse Kerr ’08 – School Counseling


After obtaining her Masters in school counseling, Alyse became the director of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities services for NHS Human services for NEPA. From there, she went on to be the director of the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team for Eastern Pennsylvania and also for NHS Human Services. In September 2012, Alyse started Integrative Counseling Services, PC on Mulberry Street in Scranton. Her practice specializes in outpatient therapy, training, consultation, clinical supervision, assessment, and behavior support services. In 2014, Alyse and her team opened a second office in Harrisburg. Alyse’s business continues to expand, as a new facility was just opened in June 2018 in New Milford, in Susquehanna County.
Integrative Counseling Services, PC currently partners with several local colleges and universities including The University of Scranton, Marywood, Temple, and Messiah to help in the training and education process of future counselors. They also partner with local physicians’ offices, hospitals, residential providers, children and youth, probation, local legal systems, and more to ensure we provide the best level of care possible.

Learn more about the School Counseling program at The University of Scranton.