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New Members of Psi Chi

At the end-of-the-academic-year departmental luncheon on May 5, faculty advisor Dr. Al Bardi inducted the following new members of Sewanee's chapter of Psi Chi—the National Honor Society for Psychology.

  • Shelby Bartlett '12
  • Lin Chen '11
  • Kathryn Cochran '11
  • Alexandra Diaz '12
  • Virginia Flowers '12
  • Porter Jennings '10
  • Leisha Meade '10  (minor)
  • Cori Niemann '11
  • C.J. Phillips Pitts '12
  • Jenny Robb '11
  • Emily Simpson '11
  • Madison Suttie '10
  • Lindsay Thomas '11

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 more than 1,090 senior colleges in the USA, Canada, and Ireland. 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 or 14 quarter 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

  • Anna Baker '11
  • Sarah Clark '11
  • Margaret Compton '10
  • Mary Griffin Fry '11
  • Chris Hague '11
  • Jay Hill '11
  • Joan Ingles '11
  • Hadley Mates '11
  • Mary Mazyck '11