FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      Date: April 30, 2001

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Psychology honor society inducts 31 UIS students

SPRINGFIELD  -- The University of Illinois at Springfield chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, inducted 31 new members at ceremonies held April 29 on campus.  Some 17 of the inductees had joined the society in the fall; the other 14 joined this spring.  The ceremony honored all the new members.

They are: Amber C. Ayre, Lori M. Broaddus, Katie Renae Brown, Nicole Renee Burkett, Michaela Ann Campbell, Marcia E. Casarta, Sherry Lynn Daniels, Sara Jane DeCroix, Anna Jonelle Delich, Amy Suzanne Derrick, Megan Jean Dougherty, Cynthia M. Engstrom, Jennifer R. Espe, Marilyn K. Gotschall, Amanda Nichole Harmon, Jennifer Denise Harris, Valerie Anne Harris, Eric Alan Jamieson, Trista Marie Jones, Jonna Marie Mayer, Chad Cameron McConnell, Ellen J. Meyer, Megan S. Paceley, Derek Michael Parks, Adam W. Pollard, Ronda S. Quigg, Randolph Wm. Roller, Anita Louise Schwartz, Elizabeth Marie Slater, Kristy Ann Thompson, and Brenda J. Todt.

          Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology.  Membership is awarded to qualified graduate and undergraduate students.  Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.  There are 975 chapters at colleges and universities across the U.S.