July 26, 2005
The Morningside College chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, received the Model Chapter Award for the 2004-05 academic year from the Psi Chi National Council in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Only 35 chapters out of 1,034 Psi Chi chapters throughout the nation received the distinction for the academic year 2004-2005.
Model Chapter Awards are presented annually to recognize and reward Psi Chi chapters that consistently maintain outstanding records of membership inductions, chapter correspondence, service projects, and other criteria associated with being an outstanding chapter. All chapters submitting evidence of meeting these criteria are designated as winners.
Dr. Larry Sensenig, professor of psychology, is the Morningside Psi Chi chapter’s faculty advisor.
The Morningside Psi Chi student officers for the upcoming 2005-06 academic year are: president Cricket Phelps, a senior from Sioux City; vice president Annie Cory, a senior from Sioux City; secretary Mariah Laver, a senior from Harlan, Iowa; historian Tessa Connor, a senior from Mapleton, Iowa; and social chair Beth Watson, a senior from Elk Horn, Iowa.
Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.