New Members of Psi Chi

At the end-of-the-academic-year departmental luncheon on April 25, faculty advisor Dr. Jessica Siegel will induct the following new members of Sewanee's chapter of Psi Chi—the International Honor Society for Psychology.  Each will be presented with the membership certificate and a pin.

  • Channon Conner ’14
  • Mary Cunningham ’13
  • Campbell Frank ’14
  • Matthew Hagler ’13
  • Elizabeth Lee ’14
  • Mary Kate McAlister ’14
  • Pete Thomas ’15
  • Jaclyn Valadka ’15
  • Roshni Rani Walia ’14
  • Elisabeth Wharton ’13
  • Jane Whitaker ’14

Three have psychology as a Minor Field of Study … Cunningham is majoring in International and Global Studies;  Walia is majoring in Economics;  Wharton is majoring in History.  The Major Field of Study for the other eight is Psychology.

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). It has chapters at about 1,100 senior colleges in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland, and New Zealand. Qualifications for Psi Chi membership are

  • Must be at least a second-semester sophomore
  • Must be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature that is equivalent to a psychology major
  • Must have completed at least 9 semester hours of psychology courses
  • Must have an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class based on rankings within sophomore, within junior, or within senior classes (if the cut-off for the top 35% is below 3.00, the applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale)
  • Must have a psychology GPA that is at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale

Current students who earned membership at an earlier date are

  • Brent Blalock ’14
  • Kaitlyn Breiten ’13
  • Chris Daniell ’14
  • Sarah Haroldson ’13
  • Lauren Joca ’13
  • Amy Nystrand ’13
  • Marci Weber ’13