The Psychology Department at Lindenwood University-Belleville recently inducted 10 students into Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Membership requires that students be of at least sophomore standing with a GPA in the top 33 percent of their class.
The organization’s newest members include Kiara Evans, Wichita, Kan.; Juan Gaitan, Bogota, Colombia; Anni-Liis Lohmus, Tallinn, Estonia; Nikki Thomas, Olney, Ill.; Hanah Chopiwskyj, Collinsville, Ill.; Nicole Satt, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Katie DeLuka, Hillsboro, Ill.; C.J. Andrews, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Alyx Starkweather, Herrin, Ill.; and Andrea Kostadinovic, Belgrade, Serbia.
“I’m really looking forward to working on all the projects we have planned,” said new member Nicole Satt. “I think more psychology majors should join and get involved in everything Psi Chi has to offer.”
The Lindenwood chapter of Psi Chi engages students and the community by hosting events such as Encouragement Week the last week of classes and a Christmas donation drive which benefits the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois (VPCSI). In addition, Psi Chi is contributing a large portion of its annual club budget to purchase new gifts specifically for those who will be spending time in the VPCSI emergency shelter over the holiday season.
Photo Cutline: The newest members of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Psi Chi, an international honor society in psychology are (from left) Hanah Chopiwskyj, Collinsville, Ill.; Nicole Satt, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Katie DeLuka, Hillsboro, Ill.; C.J. Andrews, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Kiara Evans, Wichita, Kan.; Juan Gaitan, Bogota, Colombia; Anni-Liis Lohmus, Tallinn, Estonia; Nikki Thomas, Olney, Ill.; and Alyx Starkweather, Herrin, Ill. Not pictured is Andrea Kostadinovic, Belgrade, Serbia.