Seven Students Join Psi Chi Honor Society

The Houghton College chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, recently welcomed seven new members into its ranks. These exceptional students bring the total number of chapter members to 167 since its inception in 2003.

This year’s new members are (bottom row, L-R) Taylor Sullivan of New Braunfels, Texas; Arianna Zampella of Henrietta, N.Y.; and Kevin Martin of Manson, Wash. Pictured top row L-R: Phoebe Trush of Georgetown, N.Y.; Marith Anderson of Henrietta, N.Y.; Bryce Preston of Pleasantville, Pa.; and Mikayla Gaffney of Berthoud, Colo.

The following seniors who are members of Psi Chi graduated on May 9, 2020: Marcus Betzer, Anna Hardiman, Michelle Miller, Abigail Naylor, Hannah Pender, Taylor Sullivan and Andrada Tuduc.

Psi Chi is the world’s largest student psychological organization with more than 750,000 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 have completed nine hours of psychology with at least a 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.