Student Research 2011

Under the direction of Dr. Noreen Dulin, six students presented the results of their year-long research projects at the California State University San Marcos Psychology Student Research Fair! Elizabeth Cuc, Kayla George, Patty Olvera, and Angela St. Croix presented their research on “How Piercings and Tattoos Relate to Characteristics of College Students.” Jessica Roush and Angelina Valdez presented their research on “The Influence of Personality and Parenting Style on Strength of Faith.” Congratulations to all!Research 2011

Student Awards 2011

Congratulations to the recipients of the following Department of Psychology Awards!

2011 Outstanding Student in Psychology Award: Ryan Michelle Wall

2011 Psychology Academic Achievement Award: Rachael Hicks, Raechel Menke, and Anne Miller

2011 Psi Chi Distinguished Service Award: Jessica Roush

2010-2011 Psychology Savants: Alexis Billings, Kaysie Flasck, Rachael Hicks, Amanda Jauregui, Megan Lillie, Anne Miller, Julianna Mitchell, Jessica Roush, Ryan Wall, Marie Wilson

For more information visit our Department of Psychology Student Awards page!

2011 Psi Chi Inductees

Congratulations to the 21 students inducted April 2, 2011 into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology! The students are Ashley Armendariz, David Badoud, Vianey Elizabeth Cruz Balvaz, Jon Barkley, Gail A. Bigers, Alexis Billings, Melissa Dobson, Lauren E. East, Alexis Garza, Mollie Huntsinger, Jennifer Iguchi, Lisa Jones, Kathryn Irene Kuly, Amanda Mauldin, Janet H. McCormick, Anne Miler, Octavio Moncada, Christine R. Monroe, Angela St. Croix, Holland Sharp, and Natalie Watts.

Congratulations to Psychology Savants!

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 Psychology Savants!  The Psychology Savants (in alphabethical order) are:  Alexis Billings, Kaysie Flasck, Rachael Hicks, Amanda Jauregui, Megan Lillie, Anne Miller, Julianna Mitchell, Jessica Roush, Ryan Wall, Marie Wilson.

These Savants’ scores on the Psychology Major Field Test place them in the top quartile of graduating seniors in psychology!  Our Psychology Savants will be honored at our Senior Dinner and Psychology Awards event on the evening of April 14.  We, in the Psychology Department, are very proud of their accomplishments!

Leah Sloterbeek (2007)

Leah Sloterbeek (2007, MS 2009) is Program Coordinator at Autism Solutions for Kids (ASK) in Irvine. ASK uses a team approach with a variety of behavioral techniques to work with children with autism and other disorders. Leah supervises and monitors the progress of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) programs, conducts training for staff members and parents, and is responsible for program development, grant development, and “Handle with Care” restraint training. Leah returned to Vanguard to lecture in a Theories and Principles of Learning class on “Pivotal Response Training.”

Sarah Barbuto (2008)

Congratulations to Sarah Barbuto (2008) on her acceptance to the Fuller School of Psychology APA-accredited PsyD program in Clinical Psychology! For the past three years, Sarah has worked as a dispatcher for the South Pasadena Police Department. In this role, Sarah dealt regularly with families dealing with trauma, mental health issues, and a wide range of other personal crises. Sarah now will draw on that experience as she begins Fuller’s PsyD program!

All Psychology NoBigDeal Party

Title: All Psychology NoBigDeal Party
Location: Degelman home Costa Mesa
Description: All psychology majors, minors, families, faculty, alumni, and their friends are invited to come to the Degelman home in Costa Mesa on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 3 p.m. The only agenda is fun, food, and friends! More details to follow.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2011-04-30
End Time: 15:00