Psychology students earn national award

NORWALK - Three Cerritos College psychology students traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to attend the American Psychological Association's national convention.Students Mallory Maranon, Edgar Perez and Steven Palacios - who were accompanied by Cerritos College psychology professors Dr. Kimberley Duff and Dr. Todd Gaffaney - were pleasantly surprised when the Cerritos College chapter of Psi Beta, a national honor's society in psychology, was recognized with the 2010-11 Chapter Excellence Award. "This award challenges chapters to engage in activities reflecting Psi Beta's four-pronged mission of leadership, scholarship, community service and research," said Jerry Rudmann, Ph.D., executive director of Psi Beta National Honor Society. "Few of the nation's Psi Beta chapters achieve this level of distinction." The Cerritos College chapter of Psi Beta, known as the Psychology Club on campus, had a successful school year - it inducted a record number of students into the national honor society of Psi Beta. The club also participated in the AIDS Walk, the NAMI walk, and volunteered at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. Twenty students also attended the Western Psychological Association conference and presented original research they conducted in class.

********** Published: August 25, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 19