Brittney Lynn Abel


Brittney Lynn Abel, a senior in psychology, is involved in a number of organizations at S&T. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Brittney Lynn Abel: senior in psychology

Hometown: Urbana, Mo.

After graduating high school as part of a class of fewer than 70 students, Brittney Abel wanted to continue her education at a university that offered small classes, someplace close to home where faculty won’t just know their fields — they would know her.

“In the psychological science department at Missouri S&T, every professor really enjoys teaching and has created a unique relationship with the students,” says Abel. Her post-college plans include getting some fieldwork experience before seeking her next degree.

Although the class sizes are small, Abel says there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. She’s currently vice president of the department’s PsyCo Club, plays intramural sports, and is a member of Miner Challenge alternative spring break program, Delta Omnicron Lambda, residential life governance and Student Council.

“I come from a very small school that didn’t have many options for students,” she says. “I love the freedom, independence and opportunities that Missouri S&T offers. There’s always something going on.”
When she’s not in class, you can find Abel outside playing softball, running, hiking and hanging out with friends.

“I like to try new things,” she says. “I love to do anything active or anything that involves people.”

by Mindy Limback

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