Thirty-one students were inducted into Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, at a ceremony on Apr. 20, at NSU. Of the students inducted, 27 are undergraduate psychology majors and minors from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, and four are graduate students from NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies.
The ceremony began with welcoming remarks from Valerie Fernandes, Psi Chi chapter president, and faculty adviser Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college. New members were then inducted by members of the 2010–2011 Psi Chi Executive Board: Samantha Tejeda, vice president; Jenna Wells, recording secretary; Karina Calderon, treasurer; Josie Augustin, distance student secretary; Alexandra Antunes, Webmaster and historian; and Christi O’Neill, graduate liaison. The ceremony also included a keynote talk by Eric Silk, M.A., M.S., visiting professor in the college.
Joining the new inductees in celebration of their achievement were friends and family members, as well as Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences; Tom Fagan, Ph.D., director of the college’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Jason Piccone, Ph.D., Psi Chi co-faculty adviser and assistant professor in the college.
Established in 1929, the invitation-only society promotes excellence in scholarship and advances the science of psychology. Eligible undergraduates have completed three semesters or five quarters of college courses, with nine semester hours or 14 quarter hours of psychology courses; rank in the top 35 percent of their class in general scholarship; and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) in both psychology classes and in cumulative grades. Eligible graduate students maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses.