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 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, 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.”
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!
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
End Time: 15:00
Welcome to the new Department of Psychology website created just for Vanguard Psychology students. Please let us know your thoughts by contacting us or leaving a comment.
Renee Moreno ’06 is an occupational therapist, heading a department at Centre for Neuro Skills in Encino, CA. Centre for Neuro Skills is a nationally recognized inpatient/outpatient program for people with traumatic brain injuries. “I absolutely love my job!”
Sherise (Tetrault ’02) Valenty-Gibb was married on 8/29/09 to Cody Gibb. Son Gavin Gibb was born on 8/24/10 and is doing well!
Shauntina “Shay” Sorrells ’01 competed on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Shay has her master’s degree in social work and works with at-risk kids. She hopes to inspire others who struggle with their weight.
Nicole Azevedo ’07, MS ’09 is a clinical supervisor for Love 2 Learn Consulting, LLC (l2lconsulting.com) and lives in Costa Mesa. (8/21/10)