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Belleville Welcomes Newest Members of Psi Chi

Belleville Welcomes Newest Members of Psi Chi

The Psychology Department at Lindenwood University-Belleville recently inducted four students into Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology. Psi Chi is a club dedicated to the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Induction requires at least a sophomore standing and for candidates to be in the top 33 percent of their class.

The newest members inducted into Psi Chi are Ruth Fernadez Berrendo, Madrid, Spain; John Kimbrough, Swansea, Ill.; Madeline Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; and Madeline Stapleton,Placentia, Calif.

As a member of Psi Chi, the students receive timely and helpful tips regarding career preparation steps, undergraduate contributions to research, and the publishing and review process. Psi Chi is meant to produce well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible members committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society. At Lindenwood University-Belleville, members engage in the community on a regular basis hosting events such as Encouragement Week the last week of classes and assisting the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois (VPCSI).

Learn more about Psi Chi and the Psychology Department at Lindenwood University-Belleville, or contact Dr. Trisha Prunty at


Photo cutline: The newest members of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Psi Chi, an international honor society in psychology, are (from left) Ruth Fernadez Berrendo, Madrid, Spain; John Kimbrough, Swansea, Ill.; Madeline Smith, St. Louis, Mo. Not pictured is Madeline Stapleton, Placentia, Calif.

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