Newly created honor society chapters to recognize psychology, social work students

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2011-10-25
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— As a way to recognize those students excelling in the psychology and social work departments, both programs created local honor society chapters this year.

Those students who meet academic qualifications will have the opportunity to join the Phi Alpha Honor Society for social work majors or the Psi Chi Honor Society for psychology majors.

“The honor societies allow us to recognize the top 15 percent of our majors and to increase opportunities for our students through awards and grants, publications and sponsored research conferences,” said Dr. Carrie Lloyd, assistant professor of psychology.

Membership into these societies is based on GPA, number of credits and sophomore status.

Learn more at www.psichi.org or www.phialpha.org.

In addition to the honor societies, both departments have also created student councils in an effort to provide leadership opportunities and camaraderie among students.

“We’re helping them formulate who they are as social workers,” Rick Leone, assistant professor of social work said about the Social Work Student Council.

“It’s to build a sense of community and identity by encouraging members and faculty to share ideas and experiences and offering support to one another in pursuit of present and future educational goals,” Lloyd added.

The councils, or informally “clubs,” will help in organizing campus events, promote awareness of the programs and help to raise funds for the department.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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