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New Psi Chi members honored

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4/15/2011 —

Penn State Greater Allegheny's chapter of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology, inducted new members on April 14. Present for the induction ceremony were Chelsey Angelone, Amber Corpa de la Fuente, and Karry Smith. Also inducted were Brittany Emerick, Aleksandra Evstiounina, Tiara Greenawalt, and Scott Polena.

Welcoming the new members were outgoing chapter president Brandon Garner, chapter adviser Dr. Elizabeth Mazur, and psychology program coordinator Dr. Margaret Signorella.

Membership is open to students who are at least second-semester sophomores, majoring or minoring in psychology with at least 9 credits in psychology completed, who rank in the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship, earn an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and a psychology GPA of at least 3.0.

Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the world. Since 1929, Psi Chi has installed more than 1,050 chapters and inducted more than 500,000 members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. These chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, but also sponsor programs that augment the regular curriculum, offer service to the campus and the community at large, develop leadership skills, and provide fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. For more information about Psi Chi and its grants, awards, and service programs, go to the Psi Chi website at www.psichi.org. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

For more information on the campus Psi Chi chapter, contact Dr. Elizabeth Mazur.

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