UNE's PSI CHI Honor Society Chapter welcomes 19 new members

PSI CHI seal and text welcoming new members to group

The University of New England’s PSI CHI Chapter, representing outstanding achievement in psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, inducted 19 new undergraduate members in a virtual ceremony on April 17.

Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant academic director in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and PSI CHI faculty advisor, presided over the ceremony. Assisting with the ceremony were PSI CHI Co-Presidents Aubrey Sahouria and Nicole Martin, Secretary Olivia Kudas, Treasurer Cammy Macomber, and Communications Editor Kristen Lebel.

In addition to honoring all new inductees, the UNE PSI CHI Chapter also celebrated its graduating seniors and the induction of the society’s new officers for the next academic year.

Despite not being able to gather in person, faculty from the psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience programs; the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office; and UNE President James D. Herbert, Ph.D., and First Lady Lynn Brandsma, Ph.D., sent their special congratulations via photo messages to show their praise to the students.

Founded in 1929 during the International Congress of Psychology, PSI CHI is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). With the stated mission of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship in the science of psychology, PSI CHI has grown to become one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with more than 1,000 chapters and over 800,000 members.

Inductees for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Francesca B. Asmus, Danielle K. Bairrington, Zoe E. Barrett, Ainsley R. Bryer, Megan Fecteau, Elliot B. Hachey, Mary E. Lavallee, Hannah C. Luscomb, Brooke L. McLaughlin, Andrew P. Murphy, Emily D. Newborough, Grace E. Oliveira, Elizabeth A. O’Neil, Sophia L. Simeone, Keagan R. Stenstrom, Caitlin L. Sullivan, Haley N. Swartz-Enos, Meghan F. Taylor, and Sarah T. Watson.

Officers inducted for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Aubrey Sahouria (president), Kristen Lebel (vice president), Zoe Barrett (treasurer), Emily Williams (secretary), and Emily Newborough (communications editor).

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UNE PSI CHI inductees
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Faculty and administrators congratulate PSI CHI inductees

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