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May 5, 2004

RSU Inducts Students Into Psychology Honor Society

Several students will been inducted into Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, at Rogers State University.

The RSU chapter of Psi Chi will have an induction ceremony for new members and chapter officers at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Oklahoma Room of Post Hall on the RSU campus in Claremore.

Speaking at the induction ceremony will be RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley and Dr. Richard Boyd, vice president for academic affairs.

The faculty advisors for Psi Chi are Dr. Kevin M. P. Woller, assistant professor in RSU's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Abe Marrero, department head. Woller will also be serving as the induction officer for the event.

Students inducted into Psi Chi will be Lindsay Covington, Michele Farmer-Rosdahl and David Hinds of Claremore; Amber Birlew of Tulsa; Jennifer Hurd of Nowata; Judy Jenkins of Chelsea; and Phyllis Wood of Bartlesville.

Present officers include Sherri Hunter, Claremore, president; John Kirk, Tulsa, vice-president; Patricia Sanders, Claremore, treasurer; Jennifer Curtin, Claremore, secretary; and Ray Stoner, Collinsville, and John Hathcoat, Wagoner, representatives of the RSU Student Government Association.

New officers to be inducted are Jennifer Hurd, Claremore, president; Jennifer Curtin, Claremore, vice-president; Phyllis Wood, Bartlesville, treasurer; Judy Jenkins, Claremore, secretary; and David Hinds, Claremore, representative of the RSU Student Government Association.

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 at Yale University. The organization's stated purpose is "to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology." Many of the society's members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. The organization has grown into one of the largest honor societies in the world with more than 1,000 chapters at colleges and universities across the U.S. Chapters recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the society, sponsor programs and activities that enhance the regular curriculum, and provide practical experience in the field.

For more information on the chapter of Psi Chi at RSU, call (918) 343-7568.