Cori Grobes ’18 plans on joining the military after earning his degree. But first, he wants to graduate with hands-on experience utilizing all of the resources available to him at DelVal.

Grobes, a counseling psychology major, was intrigued by the campus atmosphere. He is active in the DelVal community as the captain of the DelVal lacrosse team and his involvement with Students for Diversity and the Student Conduct Board.

A dean’s list student, Grobes credits his professors for the one-on-one attention he receives.

“The professors are flexible and willing to help you at any time,” Grobes said. “You have to be willing and dedicated to yourself first, though.”

Aside from his involvement in the DelVal community, Grobes is passionate about reading. His favorite book being "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story."

“I love the overall concept of the book, despite his circumstances with family and life,” Grobes said. “No matter what he was faced with, he managed to overcome adversity.”

Grobes plans to use his counseling psychology degree in the Army reserves as a mental health specialist. He wants to help soldiers and their families suffering from loss and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“I’d also like to pursue a master’s degree in mental health and eventually earn a Ph.D.” said Grobes.