Psychology News

Psi Chi Inducts Six

May 1, 2009
Students honored for academic achievement in psychology

Six students were inducted into Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, on April 20, 2009.

Beth Schwartz, professor of psychology, welcomed the following new inductees...

  • Nicholas J. Gentile
  • Shi Hua
  • Meghan Rose Kull
  • Alexis Demetria Mandarakas
  • Poojan Pyakurel
  • Jillian Barlowe

Current students who were previously inducted into Psi Chi include...

  • Kara Clissold
  • Emily Fincher
  • Alexandra Knoppel
  • Laura Phillips
  • Ashleigh Pogue
  • Verity Sainte Marie
  • Johna Strickland
  • Anu Thapa

A Chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, was chartered in April 1993. Founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology, Psi Chi is open to graduates and undergraduates who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. Psi Chi is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

The ceremony took place as part of Randolph College’s Honor Society Joint Induction, a celebration of student academic achievement across a variety of disciplines. Honor societies in chemistry, classics, communication studies, economics, English, physics, political science, psychology and sociology, as well as Phi Beta Kappa, all inducted their new honorees at the event.

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