Seven to receive their degrees with Honors in Psychology

At the end-of-the-academic-year luncheon for Majors and Minors on May 5, it was the privilege of Dr. Timothy Keith-Lucas to announce the members of the class of 2010 who will receive their degrees with Honors in Psychology on May 16. Professor Keith-Lucas presented each with a letter signed by all nine members of the Department that read:

"Departmental honors in psychology are awarded based on distinguished work in psychology during the undergraduate career. Unlike the College-wide honors (cum Laude, Magna cum Laude, Summa cum Laude), the decision is not based solely on GPA but involves consideration of the quality of any additional intellectual accomplishments in psychology such as independent research, conference presentations, and internships.

"Having reviewed your work in psychology—your coursework, your performance on the comprehensive examination, and your additional intellectual accomplishments in psychology—we are delighted to award you Honors in Psychology. This fact will appear both on your diploma—suitably encrypted in Latin—and on your transcript.

"Congratulations on an exceptional undergraduate career!"

Departmental honors are also noted in the list of degree recipients distributed at The Convocation for the Conferring of Degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Elise Ferriday Benjamin, B.A.; Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Margaret Alpha Compton, B.S. cum Laude; also a Biology major; Monroeville, Alabama
  • Porter Fitzhugh Jennings, B.A. cum Laude; Newnan, Georgia
  • Sarah Katherine (Kaki) Nix, B.A. Summa cum Laude; also honors in French Studies and Phi Beta Kappa; Birmingham, Alabama
  • Matthew David O'Brien, B.A. Magna cum Laude; Suwanee, Georgia
  • Steffi Anne Renninger, B.A. cum Laude; Germantown, Maryland
  • Madison Brooke Suttie, B.S. cum Laude; Daniel Island, South Carolina