The Houghton College chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, recently welcomed nine new members into its ranks. These exceptional students bring the total number of chapter members to 176 since its inception in 2003.
This year’s inductees are: Kaitlin Cymerman of Orchard Park, NY; Samantha Gorski of Springville, NY; Owen Hardiman of Potsdam, NY; Reegan Mitchell of Rochester, NY; Tess Pettit of Holley, NY; Olive San of Utica, NY; Olivia Tetta of Houghton, NY; Anna Wallace of Washington, DC; and Josiah Wiedenheft of Ossining, NY.
The following seniors who are members of Psi Chi will graduate May 8, 2021: Eliana Craft, Mikayla Gaffney, Phoebe Trush, Kaitlin Cymerman, and Olive San.
Psi Chi is the world’s largest student psychological organization, with more than 800,000 members around the globe. They seek to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Undergraduate students who have declared a major or minor in psychology are invited to join Psi Chi when they have completed 36 total college credit hours with a cumulative GPA in the top 35 percent of their class, and completed at least nine hours of psychology courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Since its founding in 1929, Psi Chi has grown into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world, boasting more than 1,130 chapters. Many members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology, and are now renowned research authors, professors, and practitioners.