Psychology Students Inducted into New National Honor Society

May 1, 2017 -- Eight CNM students were inducted into Psi Beta, the national honor society that recognizes academic achievement among students in the field of psychology at two-year colleges. CNM’s Psi Beta chapter was recently established.
May 01, 2017

“We worked two years to start a chapter at CNM,” said Tera Jones, faculty advisor. “To be granted a Psi Beta charter is an honor. The charter speaks to the psychology curriculum, the training of the faculty, the college as an institution of higher learning and the students for their serious and conscientious study of, and interest in, psychology.”

The eight students inducted into the society during a recent ceremony were Tana Chavez, Shantika Emker, Rainy Markham-Sandoval, Sydney Hodge, Gisselle Guerrero, Stephanie Crelier, Jody Howell and Mason Saavedra.

Psi Beta members are eligible to win national awards in research and community service. Above all, membership in Psi Beta is a well-respected credential for achievement and acknowledges interest in psychology early in one's educational career.

In order to be considered for Psi Beta membership, students must have completed at least one introductory psychology course and 12 college credit hours; earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25; and earned a “B” or higher in a college psychology course.

Jones gives a special thank you to Student Services, specifically Kristofer Gaussoin, for approving an application for special funding to assist in applying for and starting a Psi Beta chapter, and to Cecilia Miranda in the Dean of Students Office for assisting her in planning and holding the first induction.

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