School Ties

Nancy Fawcett

NancyCurrentNancy Fawcett’s connection to Antioch University Los Angeles spans nearly three decades. It began in the mid-eighties, when she left a career in children’s television to pursue her dream of becoming a psychotherapist, enrolling in AULA’s graduate Psychology program. As a returning student, Fawcett initially lacked confidence in her own abilities. “I had known about Antioch University since high school, but felt it was beyond my reach,” she reflects.

Far from it. Fawcett flourished at AULA, and remains deeply connected to the University. In addition to holding her own private psychotherapy practice, Fawcett teaches graduate Psychology courses at AULA and serves on the Alumni Council. She is also a generous and consistent donor to a vast array of University programs and scholarships that are close to her heart.

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Fawcett, right, at her 1986 graduation from the MA in Clinical Psychology program. With her are friends and classmates Leslie Grinspan (now Livingstone), left, and Eleanor Rolston.

Fawcett has supported her “home base” program, the Master of Arts in Psychology, as well as the Eloise Klein Healy Scholarship for MFA in Creative Writing students. “I’m a huge fan of the wonderful writing of our students, and the readings that have opened my world to writers I had not known,” she says. More recently, she has also given to AULA’s Bridge Program, which provides a year of college courses in the humanities at no cost to low-income adults.

Through her involvement in the Alumni Council, created in 2011, Fawcett has made it easier for other AULA graduates to maintain close ties with the school. “There is now a way to stay connected to former classmates and students,” she explains. “It’s important to me to see that AULA continues to stay a strong presence in the academic community of Los Angeles. Hopefully our alumni can continue to let others know about AULA, and help support the fine work we do.”

To learn more about making a gift to AULA’s MA in Psychology program, the Eloise Klein Healy Scholarship, the Bridge Program, or other giving opportunities, please contact Amy Smith, vice president for Institutional Advancement, at (310) 578-1080 ext. 116 or amysmith@antioch.edu