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Psi Chi — 20 Years!

The psychology department celebrated the 20th year of Vanguard University’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology! Forty-five students were honored as recent inductees into Psi Chi! Dr. Soha Heidari was the invited guest speaker, talking to our students about careers in psychology.

New Mission for Adam Hearron (2012)

myanmarAdam 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.

Psi Chi Induction 2012-2013

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.

Graduate Study Preparation Session

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
Date: 2012-09-11
End Time: 17:45

Psi Chi Inductees 2012

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)

Psychology Advisory Council Begins

On Wednesday, June 8, Claudia Degelman, Julie Howard, and KJ Hummel from the psychology department met with individuals from various local human services organizations for the first  Psychology Advisory Council meeting.  The purpose of the Council will be to provide independent outside feed-back regarding the psychology program and curriculum, perspectives on changes in the field of psychology and human services, and suggestions for establishing and enhancing partnerships within the community.  Participants from the community were Raul Castorena from Olive Crest, Deanna Johnston from Orangewood Children’s Home, Sheree King from Mercy House, Julie Larson from Share Our Selves, and Leah Sloterbeek from Autism Solutions for Kids.

Psychology Faculty Present at APS

Vanguard Psychology faculty Ludmila Praslova, Julie Howard, K. J. Hummel, and Claudia Degelman presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC, May 26-29, 2011. The 2011 meeting was centered on the major theme of Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science. The Vanguard psychology poster presentation, “Psychological Science and Hot Topics in Educational Debate” addressed the current treatment of the topic of education by the media, public, and policy makers, and advocated for a more empirically based and multilevel approach, informed by research on individual cognition and motivation, as well as social, cultural and organizational processes. Systemic thinking and an empirical foundation, as well as educating the general public and media, are essential in formulating sound educational policy, avoiding harmful unintended consequences, and facilitating both individual and national educational success.