Tuesday, April 19, 2011

UMKC Psi Chi/Psychology Club Spring Induction Ceremony

Psi-Chi and Psychology Club Induction Ceremony
On the evening of Wednesday, April 6th, the UMKC chapter of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club had their Spring induction ceremony, welcoming 36 new members:

Psi Chi: Sophie Briend, Melissa Childress, Tiffany Clouse, Brittany Cole, Holland Davis, Amanda Duplissie, Kristen Flannery, Dillon Hall, Rachel Hampton, Evelyn Howatt, Abigail Judah, Shannon Miller, Josh Munyan, Mariah Phillips, Jedidiah Phipps, Ebony Rivera, Patrick Schmidt, Jane Vanliew, Brian Warman, and Will Yoder.

Psychology Club: Jacqueline Buchanan, Brittany Cole, Erynne Daigneault, Cierra Eaton, Daniel Folk, Angela Gutierrez, Robert Hanson, Kathleen Hipp, Matthew Keepes, Emily Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Natalie Mellem, Krystina Minor, John Osredker, Courtney Richards, and Nick Weiler.

New members in attendance recited the Psi Chi ‘Oath of Membership’ and participated in a candle lighting ceremony.

The 2011-2012 Psi Chi and Psych Club officers also were announced during the Spring Induction Ceremony. We are very excited to welcome the following officers:

Psi Chi:
President: Melanie Somogie
Vice President: Vyshnavi Reddy
Secretary: Holland Davis
Treasurer: Komal Dasani
Historian: Tiffany Clouse
Elections Officer: Josh Munyan

Psych Club:
President: Daniel Folk
Vice President: Jhankar Strozier

Finally, the clubs recognized Dr. Jared Bruce with the 2010-2011 PSYCH (Psychology Students’ Yearly Choice for Honors) Award.

Psi Chi is the international honor society in Psychology. Membership in Psi Chi is for life and you’ll enjoy benefits such as scholarship programs, research competitions, reduced dues for professional organizations like the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and getting to know fellow psychology majors here on campus at UMKC. Please visit our web site for information about the eligibility requirements.

If you’d like to be involved in a student organization but aren’t yet eligible for Psi Chi, please consider joining the Psychology Club! Psychology Club is the sister organization to Psi Chi and is open to any students who are interested in psychology—there are no membership fees and no GPA requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the Psi Chi and Psychology Club officers by email at umkcpsichi@umkc.edu, or the faculty advisor, Dr. Bennett, by email at bennettkk@umkc.edu.