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

Joel Johnson 2008

Congratulations to Joel Johnson (2008), who has been accepted to the UC Irvine School of Medicine MD program! Joel was our 2008 “Outstanding Student in Psychology”!

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

Psychology Photo Session

Psychology Majors 2011

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!

Student Research Team

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!

Psychology Savants 2012!

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.

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)

Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Psychology Savants!!

Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Psychology Savants!!!  The Psychology Savants (in alphabetical order) are: Ashley Armendariz, Gregory Austring, Elisha Avne, David Badoud, Kari Bergerson, David Boyer, Joshua Claramunt, Lauren East, Mollie Huntsinger, Jennifer Iguchi, Khrisa Johnson, Rachel Jones, Tatiana Kildiszew, Aspyn Remington, and Olivia Sprenger.

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 19.  We, in the Psychology Department, are very proud of their accomplishments!

Graduate Clinical Psychology Information Meeting

Vanguard University’s own Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology will be hosting an information meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 in the Great Commission Hall.   During this time,  the unique structure of this program will be explained and current students will be available to share their experiences.   You will have the opportunity to ask questions and attend a portion of a class.  If you attend this session and determine that this is the program for you, your application fee will be waived.