CCC2NAU student to become a health psychologist


CCC student Kayla Witzig studying for her classes in the Lone Tree Commons. 


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Coconino Community College student Kayla Witzig moved to Flagstaff from Scottsdale to continue her education and achieve her goal of getting her associate degree in psychology. She chose CCC because of the beautiful weather in Flagstaff and because she was not sure what she wanted to do after high school graduation. She wanted to start slow at a community college.


Witzig is a CCC2NAU student, and she said that “I have my own CCC2NAU advisor,” adding that they help her figure out the courses she needs to complete at CCC to receive her associate degree and transfer to NAU. 


The CCC2NAU program helps students save money and accomplish their educational goals both at CCC and NAU. The program offers a seamless transition process that will help transferring students. 


Witzig stated that when it comes to the CCC2NAU program, “I really like how for me it was a slow start, because I have friends that go to NAU and they are overwhelmed with it.” 


She likes to keep busy and that’s what motivates her to continue her studies. She plans to become a health psychologist in the future, which focuses on how psychological problems can affect people’s physical health.


Her love for psychology is due to her mom, who is a social worker. In the past her mother took psychology courses and would mention psychology related topics to her. Witzig stated, “It’s just always interested me, the connection of the mind and the body.”


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Story and photo by Courtney Maxwell

CCC PR and Marketing Intern

Thursday, 7th April 2022

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