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Psychology honor society inducts 35 at UIS

April 30, 2007

Contact: Jason Barker, 217/206-8226, jbark4@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – Thirty-five students in the Psychology program at the University of Illinois at Springfield were inducted into Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, in ceremonies held April 15 on campus.

Inductees were Donna Bettis, Amy Beyers, Nicolas Bond, Angela Burke, Shawna Cain, Laura Christopher, Lacy Cobb, Heather Cofield, Jennifer Crick, Nicole Cudiamat, Rachel Fickas, Anne Finch, Heidi Fisher, Tina Freeman, Kristin Hargrave, Autumn Kamnick, Caleb Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Ladage, Charci Lazoen, Sara Legate, Aaron Leonard, Christine McGraw, Mary Mehan, Isaac Moore, Stephanie Myers, Amariah Rauscher, Meghan Rogers, Rebecca Romberger, Joshua Schact, Aaron Shilling, David Smiley, Susan Stewart-Reynolds, Nicoli Thompson, Anna Thurmond, and Kate Vernor. Assistant Professor of Psychology Jason Barker serves as adviser to the UIS chapter.

Barker noted that students in the chapter have been active in a number of service activities this year, raising more than $2,000 for various charities.

Founded in 1929, Psi Chi is dedicated to encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to qualified graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. More information about the society is available at www.psichi.org/. For more information on the UIS Psychology program, go to www.uis.edu/psychology.



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