New Members of Psi Chi

At the end-of-the-academic-year departmental luncheon on April 22, faculty advisor Dr. Jessica Siegel inducted the following new members of Sewanee's chapter of Psi Chi—the International Honor Society for Psychology.  A total of 231 undergraduates have now been initiated at Sewanee.  Each was presented with the membership certificate.

  • Sarah Atwood ’15
  • Emily Culbertson ’15
  • Daniel Fortner ’16
  • Mary Grace Hathaway ’14
  • Jiawen Liang ’16
  • Gray Lochbihler ’16
  • Cameron McLauchlan ’16
  • Shelby Monahan ’15
  • Alysse Schultheis ’16
  • Rachel Schuman ’15
  • Lindsay Selden ’15

Schultheis is a double major in Psychology and English;  Schuman is a Politics major with a minor in Psychology;  Selden is a double major in Psychology and Spanish.  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, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, Ireland, Egypt, and New Zealand with more than 600,000 lifetime members. 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
  • Channon Conner ’14
  • Chris Daniell ’14
  • Campbell Frank ’14
  • Elizabeth Lee ’14
  • Mary Kate McAlister ’14
  • Pete Thomas ’15
  • Jaclyn Valadka ’15
  • Roshni Rani Walia ’14
  • Jane Whitaker ’14

Walia is an Economics major with a minor in Psychology.