FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Date: April 10, 2003

       Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716


Psychology honor society inducts 27 at UIS


SPRINGFIELD The University of Illinois at Springfield chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, inducted 27 new members during ceremonies held March 30.  Fourteen of the new members were inducted last fall and another 13 were inducted this spring. The luncheon ceremony honored all the new members.

UIS students inducted in 2002-2003 were: Jamie M. Behrends, Kara M. Bishop, Melissa Ann Brown, Raymond E. Carey, Mindy L. Carroll, Bridgit Colleen Cullivan, Brandon Scott Davis, Wendy L. Dyer, Stacy A. Estes, Jacqueline Lynne Foil, Christopher Andrew Forman, Jessica M. Garrels, Justin Collins Hays, Sara Marie Henkelman, Brenna J. Janssen, Don V. King, Kevin R. Lawton, Marie L. Lowder, Nichole Renee Matrisch, Dusty Laine McEwen, Misty Lynn McKenzie, Heather Reva Montalbano, Chad Allen Noggle, Mark Duane Poani, Brean Deneé Rhoades, Ryan Patrick Ruyle, and Erin Nicole Von Muenster.

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 who embody the organization’s mission of “student excellence, reflected in scholarly and professional growth…and the ability to impact society positively.” Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. There are more than 1,000 chapters at colleges and universities across the U.S.