PUC’s Psi Chi Students Receive Regional Research Awards

By Ally Romanes on March 7, 2023

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The psychology students at Pacific Union College, with the support of their faculty mentors, have received 10 Psi Chi Regional Research Awards over the past 10 years. During this time, PUC earned the 2nd highest number of awards of all schools in the western region and the seventh highest number of awards across all regions in the United States!

There are about 10 PUC students who are a part of Psi Chi. “These awards are a true testament to the hard work our faculty and students do every day,” said Damaris Perez, chair of psychology and social work. “We are committed to teaching and supporting our students and their pursuit of research endeavors. We take great pride in their accomplishments and hope to continue reaching these milestones.” 

Psi Chi is an International Honor Society committed to recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology. These awards are earned by Psi Chi student members whose empirical research has been evaluated as outstanding by faculty judges and who personally present their research at one of the regional conferences. The awards are highly competitive as the regional conferences draw a large number of the best student researchers each year. 

The psychology faculty and students attend the Western Psychological Association's annual conferences every year, where students can display their hard work. The program is committed to preparing students for graduate school or a profession in research. 

“You are a valued partner in helping us pursue excellence in the field of psychology,” said Psi Chi Board President Merry J. Sleigh. “We also offer our thanks to the faculty mentors and administrative staff who have enabled and supported this high level of success.”