Rebecca Newman’s passion for wellbeing began when she was a college student working with
adolescents with substance use disorders. While pursuing graduate work in clinical psychology,
Newman worked as a therapist, primarily focused on anxiety and depressive disorders as well
as eating disorders. She also worked at the Princeton Center for Leadership Training designing
and implementing health-related peer leadership programs.
Always an enthusiastic animal lover, Newman became a credentialed veterinary technician in
2016 and combined her passions for wellbeing, education, and veterinary medicine in her role
as Student Services Coordinator and then Student Affairs Director at Bel-Rea Institute. She
strived to enhance the wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff through teaching, programs, and
individual sessions. Newman served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Association of
Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT) from 2018-2022.
Newman is grateful and excited to join App State’s Veterinary Technology team in the position
of Wellbeing Coordinator. She continues to volunteer in the veterinary community, with a
focus on wellbeing and advocacy. Newman and her husband live on a farm in rural Colorado
with their 17 well-loved animals.
- Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- B.A. in Psychology and English from Case Western Reserve University
- A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Title: Wellbeing Coordinator, Veterinary Technology
Department: Rural Resilience and Innovation
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-6883