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Dominican College Chapter of Psi Chi Recognized


The Dominican College Chapter of of Psi Chi has been named a Model Chapter for 2011-2012 in recognition of outstanding contributions to the achievements of the goals of Psi Chi: The International Honor Society in Psychology. In addition to the certificate, the chapter also received a $100 monetary award.

According to Sarah Strout, Advisor to Psi Chi, this honor would not have been possible without the efforts of our students, 2011 President Elphys Alvarez, 2012 President Shina Santos, Secretary Joshua Pilgrim and Treasurer Veronica Chavarria.

Psi Chi was founded for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Psi Chi serves two major goals–one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to members' creative development. 

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