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Psi Chi Approves MiSPP Chapter

December 10, 2014

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce the addition of a chapter of Psi Chi at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology! The Michigan School of Professional Psychology was granted a Psi Chi charter on November 20, 2014. The charter members are currently planning the first induction, which will be held within the first few months of 2015.

Faculty Charter Members:
Dr. Dustin Shepler (Faculty Advisor)
Dr. Lee Bach 
Dr. Ryan Blackstock 
Dr. Diane Blau
Dr. Frances Brown 
Dr. Dondi Browner
Dr. Kevin Keenan
Dr. Betz King

Transfer Members:
Dr. Ann Smith 
Katherine Lewitzke

Student Charter Members:
Whitney Begeman 
Ciera Bies
Roxanne Christensen
Brittany DeFrain 
Katie Furton
Kevin Johnson 
Debra Hamilton 
Megan Meade-Higgins
Melanie Ho 
Maureen McGlinn 
Derrick Sebree Jr. 
Kristen Suing

Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929 during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The Honor Society’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, including several presidents of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS), numerous national and international award winners, and various other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors, and practitioners.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the APA and APS. Psi Chi has grown over the past 83 years into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with over 1120 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Barbados, Egypt, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. These chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, but also sponsor programs and activities which augment and enhance the regular curriculum, offer an outlet for service to the campus and the community at large, and provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. The international organization bestows several regional and Society research awards, sponsors diverse programs at regional and national psychological association conventions (including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and information exchanges), and publishes the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research (formerly the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research). In addition, Psi Chi’s Society service projects illustrate the Society’s commitment to its mission of “student excellence, reflected in scholarly and professional growth within psychology and the ability to impact society positively.”