West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg psychology honor society chapter holds tea for prospective members.
CONTACT: Dr. Phil McClung, professor of psychology, 304-424-8268; Cathy Mutz, associate professor of social sciences, 304-424-8320.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's chapter of Psi Beta recently sponsored a tea to recruit new members.
Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.
The local Parkersburg campus chapter was installed in November as the state's first Psi Beta chapter. Charter members/officers are Rachel Deem, president; Marie Butler, vice president; Melissa Weppler, secretary/historian; Jamie Dilly, treasurer and Krishana Dye, delegate. Faculty advisors are Phil McClung and Cathy Mutz.
The chapter's focus is on service to the campus and local community through various projects and activities. Candidates attending the tea included Pamela Roy, Clarissa Coleman, Stacey Holbert, Kelly Roy and Emily Busch. Information was provided to the group regarding membership requirements and the local chapter's activities.
Psi Beta is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science. Membership requirements include rank within top 35 per cent of the campus GPA; at least a "B" average in completed psychology courses, completion of at least 12 semester hours and one psychology course; a genuine interest in the field of psychology, and high standards of personal behavior and integrity. Candidates meeting these criteria must be approved and invited by the local chapter for potential membership.
An installation ceremony will take place April 20 for qualifying candidates.