Nancy Diaz (2013) is employed by Autism Interventions and Resources, in Laguna Hills. The agency provides Applied Behavior Analysis to children and families affected by developmental disabilities. Nancy started out as a Behavior Interventionist and has recently been promoted to Behavior Consultant. In this role, Nancy trains and observes parents, helping them to consistently apply the interventions recommended for their children.
Adam Hearron, a recent graduate from Vanguard’s SPS Psychology program, and his wife, Joanna, have just moved to Myanmar with Global Family, a non-profit organization that rescues and cares for abused and abandoned children. Another Vanguard graduate, Clark Jensen, founded this organization which currently has locations in India and Nepal. Adam and Joanna will be starting up the program in Myanmar and are some of the first Americans allowed into Myanmar since it has become a democratic nation. To see more about what they will be doing, go to the website myglobalfamily.org.
Congratulations to the 21 students inducted October 11, 2012 into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology! Among the qualifications for membership in Psi Chi is a cumulative GPA in the major of 3.5 or above. Psi Chi inductees for 2012-2013 are Brianne Adamo, Chelsea Anderson, Nicole Balestreri, Leigha Bednar, Kari Bergerson, Natalie Carroll, Lauren Nicole Casas, Jordan Cleary, Jennifer Cummer, Nancy Diaz, Kimberly Galdamez, Caroline Head, Christopher Kupitz, Chelsea Lesniak, Lydia Marie Mack, Paityn Masters, Andrew Millington, Chelsea Popineau, Hailey Smith, Amy Terrones, Juliana Wallace.
Title: Graduate Study Preparation Session
Location: Heath 101
Description: If you are considering graduate school, come join us on Tuesday to hear Psychology professors share pertinent information regarding planning and applying for graduate school. There will also be time for questions and answers.
Start Time: 16:45
End Time: 17:45
All new and returning Psychology students and faculty will meet in the Needham Chapel Courtyard on Thursday, Sept. 6th, from 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. for the annual Psychology department picture. It will only take a short time between classes. See you there!
A student research team under the direction of Dr. Noreen Dulin represented the psychology department at the 2012 Social Sciences Colloquium. Ashley Armendariz, Lauren East, Rachelle Garcia, and Armando Melgoza presented their research findings on “Correlates of Life Satisfaction in College Students.” This research was also presented at the California State University San Marcos Psychology Conference. Congratulations to these researchers!
Congratulations to our 2012 Psychology Savants! A savant is a person of learning, well-versed in science or literature. Our Psychology Savants are students who have demonstrated their learning by scoring in the top quartile of graduating seniors on a difficult, objective, comprehensive Psychology Major Field Test. This year’s Psychology Savants are David Boyer, Greg Austring, Khrisa Johnson, Mollie Huntsinger, Jenna Iguchi, Ashley Armendariz, Kari Bergerson, Aspyn Remington, Lauren East, Elisha Avne, Rachel Jones, David Badoud, Joshua Claramunt, Tatiana Kildiszew, and Olivia Sprenger.
Congratulations to the 41 Psychology majors inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology! New Psi Chi members include the following: Shannon Ardrey, Ursula Auger, Elisha Avne, Christa N. Call, Carson Carpenter, Michelle Cavanagh, Laila Collman, Matt Cowan, Candice Dobson, Katy Erhardt, Samantha Espartero, Teresa Flores, Rachel Gamboa, Dora Garcia, Sunshine Golson, Diane Hopkins, John Hosier, Anita Israel, Amanda Ives, Lauren “Ellie” Kaiser, Lauren Keating, Sophia Kendrick, Sarah Kershner, Shannon Laskey, Leslie Lockridge, Debora Mabry, Moneh Magdaleno, Patrick Malaret, Javier A. Melgoza, Dixie Moak, Tracy A. Morales, Claudia Otis, Elizabeth Ramirez, Carissa Robles, Maria Ruiz, Lara Stauffer, Ashley Tebeau, Rachel Michelle Toth, Dana Tull, Jasmine Villalta, Deborah Wieland.
In the photo, from left to right, Dr. K.J. Hummel (Chair, Department of Psychology), Ms. Sheryl Curl, RN, MFT (Invited Speaker), Dr. Elizabeth Powell (Psi Chi Faculty Advisor), Lauren East (Psi Chi Co-President), David Badoud (Psi Chi Co-President)