Students Inducted into International Honor Society in Psychology

March 28 2017
Category: Academics

Photo of students inducted into Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psycology

On March 26, the Elmira College Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, inducted 14 new members during a ceremony and reception held in Cowles Hall.

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 with the goal of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship for the purpose of advancing both the science and application of psychology. Psi Chi's symbol is based on the Greek letters psi and chi, which have been used for decades in the Psi Chi induction ritual to express the Greek words psyche and cheires, which in turn symbolize mind (scholarship and the enrichment of the mind) and hands (fellowship and cooperation in research).

The Elmira College chapter, founded in 1971, inducts students of high academic standing. This year’s inductees include:

Class of 2019
Amanda Campbell ‘19
Kasey Campbell ‘19
Anna Liebelt ‘19
Allie LoPresti ‘19
Liam Mason ‘19
Elizabeth McIlwain ‘19
Kendrick Wood ‘19

Class of 2018
Renee Henck ‘18
Marissa Isaacs ‘18
Rachel Phelps ‘18
Eleni Riechers ’18
Bridget Sherwood ‘18

Class of 2017
Alicia Day ‘17
Chloe Depew ‘17 

Photo of Elmira College Psi Chi chapter officers and advisors

Psi Chi co-advisors, Dr. Allyson Graf and Dr. Christopher Terry, assisted with the induction proceedings, which were conducted by this year’s student officers: Alissa Abbott ’17 (President), Christopher Kokes ’18 (Vice President), Nia Gadsden ’18 (Treasurer), Julie Salinero ’18 (Secretary), and Oyunsuvd Terbish ’18 (Senator).