March 28, 2009WVU Parkersburg's Psi Beta inducts new members.
CONTACT: Dr. Phil McClung, professor of psychology, (304) 424-8268.
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West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society recently inducted eleven new members into its chapter.
Inductees for the ceremony included the following students: Terri Adams, Sarah Breeden, Amy Cokeley, Tiffany Fallen, Becky Mowery, Diana Somerville, and Ronald White. Denise McClung, chair of the college's Social Sciences Division, served as installation officer. The keynote speaker was Anthony Underwood, dean of students, who addressed the group about the importance of leadership, mentoring, and personal commitment to community. A reception and business meeting followed the induction.
Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. The campus group serves as the state’s first charter chapter. Membership is limited to students who rank in the top 35 percent, hold at least a “B” average in psychology, demonstrate a genuine interest in psychology and maintain high standards of personal behavior and integrity. The mission of Psi Beta is to encourage professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service.
Dr. Phil McClung, professor of psychology, and Cathy Mutz, associate professor of psychology and director of campus disability services, serve as the chapter’s advisors. The chapter works closely with the campus Psychology Club.