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2009 Psychology Award Winners

In May 2009, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences hosted the fifth annual reception for its graduating seniors. Students and faculty were able to share stories and say good-bye one final time before the graduation ceremony. Various departments also gave out awards to their outstanding graduates. In the Psychology Department, the following awards were given to our graduating seniors:

2009 Psychology Awards Winners

From left to right: Keith Huddleston, Tori McColez, Leeanne Hudson, Besarion Mkheidze, John Roskopf, and Jessica Neighbors

Keith Huddleston was nominated to be the Psychology Department Student Marshal at the 2009 graduation ceremony. This honor is given to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the goals and spirit of the department. At the graduation ceremony the student marshal leads the other psychology graduates through the procession and the presentation of their diplomas.

Tori McColez received the Outstanding Psychology Student ScholarĀ  award for her excellence in academic performance.

Jessica Neighbors and John Roskopf received the Outstanding Student Research Projects award for their independent research projects.

Besarion Mkheidze and Ashleigh Sanderfield (not pictured) received the Outstanding Service to the Psychology Department award; Besarion for his work as the Department Student Representative and Ashleigh for her work as president of Psi Chi.

Leeanne Hudson received the Outstanding Psychology Senior Seminar Portfolio award for creating an exceptional portfolio in the Senior Seminar capstone course.