Recognizing Graduating Senior – Miranda Brizendine

by Dr. Denise Friedman on April 11, 2014

 

Miranda Brizendine

 

“Miranda graduated in December with BA in PSYC and a concentration in elementary education. She was very active at Roanoke, participating in her sorority, working for the registrar’s office, and serving as an SGA senator. The skills she built will serve her well in the school system!” ~Dr. Denise Friedman, Psychology Chairperson

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Kayla Sutherland

 

Kayla Sutherland will attend Radford University to obtain her Masters in Counseling and Human Development.  Congrats!

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Kati Webb

by Dr. Denise Friedman on April 10, 2014

Kati Webb

“Kati is an amazing young woman. She is bright, funny, smart, and talented, making you ask how she balances it all and keeps such a sunny disposition. Kati is currently completing an internship with Commonwealth Catholic Charities in preparation for pursuing adoption counseling.” ~Dr. Denise Friedman, Psychology Chairperson

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Devon Huddleston

by Dr. Denise Friedman on April 10, 2014

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“Devon balanced field hockey, DG, and her studies during her time at RC. Devon has killer focus and positivity – qualities that will serve her well. ” ~Dr. Denise Friedman, Academic Advisor

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Lauren Kennedy

by Dr. Denise Friedman on April 10, 2014

Lauren Kennedy

 

“Lauren has really made the most of her time as a psychology/neuroscience student at RC, doing an independent study here, a research practicum at the Salem VA Hospital, and an internship at the VTCRI. Her drive will take her far in life.” ~Dr. David Nichols, Research Mentor

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Nikki Hurless

by Dr. Denise Friedman on April 10, 2014

Nikki Hurless

 

“Nikki has been a fantastic student and a joy to have around the department. She raised the bar for what it means to be an outstanding psychology/neuroscience student becoming the first RC student to first author a neuroscience journal article while still an undergraduate. Her perseverance and strength will pay off.” ~Dr. David Nichols, Academic Advisor & Research Mentor

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Tabby Collier

by Dr. Denise Friedman on April 10, 2014

Tabatha Collier

 

“Tabby came to RC focused and determined. She completed her degree in only 3 years with also adding a concentration in Crime, Deviance, and Social Control to prepare her well for a job after graduation.” ~Dr. David Nichols, Academic Advisor

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Adwoa Asante

April 10, 2014

  “Adwoa used her time well at RC to find out more about herself. With a major in Psychology, minor in Religious Studies, and a concentration in Parish Youth Leadership she is well prepared to make a difference in the lives of others.” ~ Dr. David Nichols, Academic Advisor

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Psychology Major, Johnzelle Anderson, to Pursue MA at Liberty University

April 10, 2014

  Johnzelle will be pursuing his MA in pastoral counseling at Liberty University. We are so proud of his accomplishments and know he will make a great counselor with superb active listening skills and his easy smile.

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Johnzelle Anderson

April 10, 2014

“Johnzelle is known for his warm heart and friendly smile. He is mature beyond his years and will succeed in life.” ~ Dr. David Nichols, Academic Advisor Why the Liberty shirt, you ask? Because Johnzelle is headed there for graduate school!  

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Tayler Kiser

April 10, 2014

  “Tayler is one of the brightest students to come through the RC psychology department in recent years though many may not know that because of her quiet and unassuming nature. She has been focused on working in the Library Sciences for years and her opportunity will be coming soon with successful acceptance into graduate […]

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We opened the suggestion box and here’s what you had to say:

April 10, 2014

“Put a trash can in the student lounge.” Done. Yay! I am glad we got one easy one. “Add a forensic psychology class.” This is not the first time we have heard this request. We currently have two grads working the FBI and another interning with Homeland Security. Given the growing popularity of this subfield, […]

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Departmental Kudos – Student Assistants

April 8, 2014

“The student assistants are great!” – Student comment “The student assistants keep us sane – we laugh, we smile, we make it happen!” – Faculty comment

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Departmental Kudos – Dr. Buchholz

April 8, 2014

  Student comment: “Dr. Friedman and Dr. Buchholz are super supportive and helpful. :)”

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Departmental Kudos – Warning: Oxytocin May Be Released

April 8, 2014

“Each and every one of the psych profs are kind, helpful, and overall amazing. Don’t think your dedication and hard work goes unnoticed. We love you all.” –  Student comment

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Departmental Kudos – Dr. Osterman

April 8, 2014

  Dr. Osterman pictured with Jessica Gladfelter, RCPA Vice President Student comment: “Dr. Osterman is an amazing QM prof. She makes stats fun.”  

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A Normal Day in the PSYC Department

April 8, 2014

  Lauren Kennedy carries her MMC coffee and a cockroach in a jar.

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Kati Hurt

April 8, 2014

  “Kati is a passionate young woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She completed an internship Carilion Behavioral Clinic and plans to become an LPC. Her drive will take her far in life!” ~ Dr. Denise Friedman, Department Chair

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Departmental Kudos – Dr. Friedman

April 8, 2014

  Dr. Friedman pictured with Carolyn Miesen and Jessica Gladfelter, members of her research lab Students Comments: “Dr. Friedman has gone above and beyond as my advisor! She inspires me to be the best I can.” “Dr. Friedman has had a lot to manage this semester and has been great at it. She is an […]

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Departmental Kudos – Ellen Dyer

April 8, 2014

  Student comments: “Mrs. Ellen Dyer is great and helpful!” “Ellen always has a smile on her face and brightens everyone’s day. She is the best!”

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Departmental Kudos – Dr. Early

April 8, 2014

Student comment: “Dr. Early is the reason I declared my PSYC major. He’s so excited about topics and so knowledgeable.”

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Alum Breanna Wright Accepted to PhD Program at Stony Brook University

April 6, 2014

  Breanna Wright received a full assistantship and summer compensation to attend Stony Brook University where she will pursue a PhD in Political Science. Breanna is specifically interested in political psychology which she was the focus of her honors in the major project. Dr. Friedman and Breanna are preparing her honors paper for publication now.

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Liz Poston

April 6, 2014

  “Liz is one of the kindest and warm-hearted people I know.  I wish my children were younger so that they might have her as a teacher.” ~ Academic Advisor, Dr. Angela Allen

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Lizzie Hord

April 6, 2014

  “Lizzie is a fighter; in the face of life’s challenges, she has persevered with grace. She is funny, kind, and she can dominate some karaoke!” ~ Dr. Chris Buchholz, Academic Advisor & Research Mentor

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Sarah Ellison

April 4, 2014

  “Sarah is one of the kindest individuals you will ever meet. Her empathy is unparalleled. I love that she always shares good news, finds a positive spin, or provides a hug when there are no words. I know she will be a wonderful educator!” ~ Academic Advisor, Dr. Denise Friedman

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Psych students elected to PBK

April 3, 2014

“Founded in 1776 by students at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is recognized as the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society in the nation. PBK’s main objective is to emphasize the importance of a liberal arts and sciences while also recognizing those who strive for excellence in academics.” This year, the […]

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Kayla Flippen

April 3, 2014

“Kayla managed to balance leadership roles in ASA and the Panhellenic Council and make honor roll during her time at RC. Her engagement, passion, and smile will be missed.” – Academic Advisor, Dr. Denise Friedman  

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Carolyn Miesen

April 3, 2014

“Carolyn is the ultimate achiever! You rarely see one person juggle so much so successfully. She traveled abroad to study in Australia and came back with a passion for research. Balancing research in two domains, she accomplished more in a year than most do in 4 years. I anticipate she will have her first manuscript […]

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Recognizing Graduating Senior – Tiara Mehic

April 3, 2014

  “Tiara is amazing. Her wit and fire make a force to be reckoned with. Seeing her present at a conference or participate in a class debate truly exemplifies the RC ideal for students. I will miss having coffee with her and discussing ethical and philosophical issues.” – Academic Advisor, Dr. Denise Friedman

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The votes are in…You named the psych faculty superhero alter egos as

April 3, 2014

Dr. Allen: God Dr. Buchholz: Spiderman Dr. Camac: WonderWoman Dr. Day: Rogue Dr. DeMarce: Electra Dr. Early: Captain America Dr. Friedman: Hulk Prof. Friedman: IronMan Dr. Lynch: Black Widow Dr. Nichols: Inspector Gadget Prof. Nichols: BatGirl Dr. Osterman: CatWoman Dr. Pranzarone: AquaMan Dr. Shenal: BatMan Dr. Whitson: Thor Check back later for our superhero picture.

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Carolyn Miesen Accepts Graduate School Offer at JMU

March 31, 2014

Carolyn Miesen was accepted to four graduate programs! She elected to attend the Masters of Science in Psychology program with a quantitative concentration at James Madison University. Carolyn received a graduate assistantship where she will be working for the Psychology Department and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies. Congrats, Carolyn! We could not be […]

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Psychology Department Alumni Reception

March 28, 2014

The Psychology Department will host a reception during Alumni Weekend (4:00-5:30pm April 12th). Stop by for some drinks and snacks with members of the department and fellow alumni. The event will be held on the Lucas Hall Balcony (2nd floor). For more information contact Dr. Denise Friedman, Chair at (540) 375-2476 or at friedman@roanoke.edu

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Dr. Osterman to Speak Thursday, Feb. 27 at Darwin Days

February 25, 2014

When Natural Selection Gets Sneaky: Altruism, Suicide, and Evolution by Dr. Lindsey Osterman February 27, 2014 7:00pm Trexler 372

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Our New Psi Chi Inductees AY 2013-2014

February 25, 2014

Congratulations to our new inductees: Christy Blevins                          Marie Isoe Rachel Capps Shannon O’Neill Laura Cox Joanna Peders Holly Craft Brandy Plouff Christina DeRito Leigha Schimmoeller Natalie Dixon Mackenzie Slater Alexandra Ekirch Rebecca Smith Rebecca Ellis Lauren Stone Mariam Foster Lauren Thomason Alexandra Grant Grace Vandegrift Leslie Grimes Laura Wood Also pictured: Faculty Advisor, Dr. […]

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Dr. Friedman Interviewed About BuzzFeed Craze

February 24, 2014

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Natalie Dixon Accepted to Study Abroad at University of East Anglia

February 19, 2014

Natalie Dixon will be studying abroad at the University of East Anglia in the UK for the Fall 2014 Semester.  Congrats to Natalie!

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Kati Webb on her Psychology Internship

February 17, 2014

I’m interning at Commonwealth Catholic Charities in the adoption department. I’m learning the ropes of adoption and foster care and I love it! I’m also training to become certified for the supervised visitation program. I’m learning so much about the field, and I love working with the families!

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Dr. Chris Buchholz Spoke recently at Coffee Shop Talk

February 17, 2014

Dr. Chris Buchholz, associate professor in Roanoke’s Psychology Department, spoke about the Science of Love. It was well attended by RCPA members.

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My Psychology Internship by Kati Hurt

February 17, 2014

I interned at Carilion Behavior Health Clinic. During my internship, I was able to observe group therapy sessions. These sessions encompassed a wide range of therapy including expressive arts, cognitive behavior, and reality therapy. I was also able to see how the psychiatric hospital ran and learned more about how mental health clinicians and doctors […]

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Psychology Department Gets a New Chairperson!

January 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Denise Friedman has become the new chairperson for the Department of Psychology.   Dr. Friedman joined the department in 2007. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Averett University with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned a M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2006) from Virginia Tech where she specialized in […]

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Dr. Friedman and students interviewed about Facebook jealousy

July 5, 2013

http://www.livescience.com/37988-facebook-jealousy-gpa.html This story was picked up by tons of national papers and translated into multiple languages! At one point, you got over 15 pages of Google search hits for this interview. The paper is currently under review with 6 student co-authors – Ben Hudson (applying to grad school for I/O in the Fall), Sylis Nicolas (pursuing […]

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Alum, Laura Karlgren, Announces Marriage

May 26, 2013

  Laura Lenviel, formerly Laura Karlgren, announces her marriage to Claire Lenviel on May 26, 2013. Congrats! We wish you health and happiness. Please visit us when you can!

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Psych Faculty Looking Spiffy at Graduation

May 8, 2013
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Bragging Rights

May 8, 2013

The psychology department graduated 50 students receiving their B.A. and 14 receiving their B.S this year. We also had 7 students receive honors in the major and 8 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. I can’t help but think how proud Dr. Curt Camac would be of these achievements.

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Alum Announces Engagement

May 6, 2013

Kasey Blackburn got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Jacob Alexander, on July 16, 2011, after dating for 5.5 years.  They are currently planning a Jewish and Celtic-themed wedding for May 25, 2013.

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PBK Inductees and Faculty 2013

May 5, 2013
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Psychology Department Breaks Personal Record With 8 Students Inducted Into PBK

May 5, 2013

Julia Boudrye Cortlandt Halsey Kristi Holt Sam Reis Hazel Smitson Chava Urecki Rita Yoe AND Aldijana Mekic (not pictured).

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Seminar Students Present Posters at the Fall 2012 Psychology Poster Session

May 5, 2013

Lauren Stinespring, Rita Yoe, Taylor Smiley, and Chava Urecki examined the effects of violent music and gender on aggression. Courtney McKern, Lauren Miller, Hunter Gentry, and Ben Gilson examined the effects of text format and notetaking strategy on test scores. Tori Long, Eden Caldwell, Amanda Newman, Brandon Turner and Julia Florea examined the effects of […]

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Fall 2012 Seminar Students Explain Their Projects at the Bi-Annual Poster Session

May 5, 2013
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Seminar Students Defend Their Work:

May 5, 2013

Rosie Knisley, Taylor Smiley, Kelsey Collett, and Ashlyn Bailey examined whether academic self-regulation efforts would offset the deleterious effects of cell phone distractions. James Seelye, Jordyn Woods, and Allison Williams examined whether flirtatious Facebook messages amplified jealousy contingent on post location.

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The Outstanding Junior Psychology Majors Are:

May 5, 2013

Nikki Hurless, Lauren Kennedy, Tayler Kiser, Sam Reis AND Carolyn Miesen (not pictured).

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Goofing Off at the Annual Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2013

 

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The Outstanding Student in the Neuroscience Concentration Is:

May 1, 2013

Aldijana Mekic! The neuroscience concentration was only recently established at RC and is housed in the psychology department. As such, Aldijana is the first award recipient.

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The Outstanding Students in the Human Development Concentration Are:

May 1, 2013

Cortlandt Halsey – pictured with a baby because it is the development award AND Rita Yoe. This award is given annually to the student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the human development concentration and has shown potential for continued success in the field of developmental psychology.

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The Psi Chi Achievement Award Goes To:

May 1, 2013

Yuki Yamazaki! Yuki was the VP of Psi Chi this year. As such, she organized a number of events, including service activities and induction. The Roanoke College Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, selects from its membership a student who has best exemplified excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. A gift […]

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The 2012-2013 Senior Scholar in Psychology Is:

May 1, 2013

Ginny Keith! The psychology major who has the highest overall grade point average (a minimum of 3.2 is required) after completion of at least 27 units is designated as the Senior Scholar in Psychology.

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The Karl Beck Memorial Prize Goes To:

May 1, 2013

Julia Boudrye. Julia is recognized for her scholarship. She has been a member of Dr. Friedman’s lab and the URAP program for four years. She has presented at a number of conferences, regional and national, has completed research practicums, independent studies, and honors in the major. Additionally, she has served as the lab coordinator for […]

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Annual Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2013

Psychology faculty and students pose together after the annual awards ceremony.

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Annual Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2013

Dr. Friedman assists Dr. Camac in presenting the awards to our outstanding majors.

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Jess Gladfelter Presents at MARCUS

May 1, 2013

   

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Having Fun at MARCUS

May 1, 2013

Dr. Friedman poses with members of her lab, Kristi Holt, Jess Gladfelter, and Breanna Wright.

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Psychology Department Takes Group of Students to MARCUS

May 1, 2013

Can you spot the psychology majors? These students were brave enough to travel in a van driven by Dr. Friedman to Sweet Briar where they presented their research.

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Yuki sporting a Columbia shirt

May 1, 2013

Yuki Yamazaki is excited about pursuing her Masters at Columbia. The department is incredibly proud of her accomplishments.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013
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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Sara Dorrance receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.  

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Jordyn Woods receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Rebecca Ward receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Allie Velchik receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Sarah Valero receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Kayla Sutherland receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Gabi Rivest receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Samantha Renick receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Brianna Quintiliani receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Erica Mullinix receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

William McClanahan receives his certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Erin May receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Tayler Kiser receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Kristen Kelly receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Shannen Kelley receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Carrie Jones receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Sarah Jacobs receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Lauren Hurley receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Nikki Hurless receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Ethan Humphries receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Lizzie Hord receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Kristi Holt receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Haley Goodes receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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Psi Chi Induction

April 23, 2013

Jess Gladfelter receives her certificate and pin at the annual Psi Chi induction ceremony.

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