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Honors and Awards


Undergraduate Awards

Psi Chi Awards 

Three students display their certificates
in recognition of their PSY 401 research poster.

The Research Competition Award recognizes the best undergraduate research project in the department.  Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Maria Balestrino
  • 2007  Danielle Ridolfi 
  • 2008  Brandon Smit
  • 2009  Katie Galligan
  • 2010  Justin Purl
  • 2011  Mary Herbst
  • 2012  Katelyn Poelker
  • 2013  Melissa Keith

The Sayons Award honors the most outstanding undergraduate major in the department.  Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Amy Luitjohan
  • 2007  Rachel Tamer 
  • 2008  Liesl Becker
  • 2009  Katie Galligan
  • 2010  Saaniya Bedi
  • 2011  Valerie Mandoske
  • 2012  Thomas Scott
  • 2013  Brian Piehl

Graduate Awards

The Napoli Endowed Teaching Award Fund recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding teachers in training in our graduate program. Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Aisha Francis
  • 2007  Karen Wilson
  • 2008  Brien Ashdown and Brent Mattingly
  • 2009  Kristin Kiddoo
  • 2010  Jana Hackathorn and Larissa K. Barber
  • 2011  Daniel J. Weidler
  • 2012  Sara Bagley
  • 2013  Natalie Homa and Patrick Maloney

The Severin Endowed Fund supports graduate student research expenses and travel to present papers at professional meetings. Recipients in 2013:

  • Brittani Berbette
  • Rachel Costello
  • Priscilla Fernandez
  • Amy Garczynski
  • Michelle Hasan
  • Natalie Homa
  • Kathryn Kriegshauser
  • Justin L'Hommedieu
  • Patrick Maloney
  • Megan McCall
  • Adam Parks
  • Travis Pashak
  • Katelyn Poelker
  • Eunice Joy Perez
  • Anna Pope
  • Elizabeth Rupprecht
  • Ursula Sanborn
  • Aaron Shilling
  • Erin Solomon
  • Nicole Summers
  • Katheryn Votaw
  • Jessica Waldrop
  • Kevin Wenzel

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Awards

The Nick Colarelli Award provides an annual award to the outstanding student in the organizational psychology graduate program. Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Vicki M. Staebler Tardino
  • 2007  Erin E. Block
  • 2008  Stephanie E. Granda
  • 2009  Shawn Trares
  • 2010  John F. Lamia
  • 2011  Kelly M. Reed
  • 2012  LaMarcus Bolton
  • 2013  Ryan Meyer

The Thomas Kramer Award provides an annual award for outstanding contributions by a student to the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program. Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Darryl S. Wilson
  • 2007  Melanie A. Gottschalk
  • 2008  Tiffani G. Cage
  • 2009  Larissa Barber
  • 2010  Steven L. Winton
  • 2011  Jamie Martin
  • 2012  Tamara Montag
  • 2013  Nital Patel

The David C. Munz Award recognizes students for excellence in the science and practice of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Recent recipients:

  • 2011  Patricia G. Bagsby
  • 2012  Patrick W. Maloney
  • 2013  Alfred J. Frager

Experimental Program Psychology Awards

The Marilyn K. Rigby Award recognizes a student in either the Experimental of Industrial-Organizational programs who best exemplifies dedication to scholarship and excellence in teaching and service. Recent recipients:

  • 2005  Shannon Rauch (E)
  • 2006  Ann T. Rohrer (I-O)
  • 2007  Jennifer F. Madison (I-O)
  • 2010  Larissa K. Barber (I-O)
  • 2011  Carrie M. Brown (E), Jana Hackathorn (E), Heather Thornton (I-O)
  • 2012  Sara Bagley (E), Patricia Bagsby (I-O)
  • 2013  Erin Solomon (E), LaMarcus Bolton (I-O)

The Gayle A. Olson & Richard D. Olson Award recognizes students in the applied-experimental program for excellence in research at the master's and doctoral levels. Recent recipients:

  • Thesis
    •  2006  Eric Watterson
    • 2007  Accalia Kusto
    • 2008  Daniel Weidler
    • 2009  Jill Campo
    • 2010  Challis Kinnucan
    • 2011  Ursula Sanborn & Erin Solomon
    • 2013  Anna Pope
  • Dissertation  
    • 2006  Erin Kennedy
    • 2007  Andrew Belden
    • 2008  Stephanie Afful
    • 2009  Brent Mattingly
    • 2011  Carrie Brown
    • 2012  Jana Hackathorn
    • 2013  Challis Kinnucan

Clinical Psychology Awards

The Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology (formerly Allan G. Barclay Award  prior to 2010) recognizes the accomplishments of a student in the clinical program who excels across the areas of academic course work, clinical vertical team performance, and research.  Recent recipients: 

  • 2006  Lauren Schwarz
  • 2007  Brittany Allen
  • 2008  Megan Markey
  • 2009  Lauren Clary
  • 2010  Aaron Blashill
  • 2011  Claire Brabec
  • 2012  Elisha Mitchell
  • 2013  Travis Pashak

The Dorothy Orthwein Bates Endowed Scholarship helps students in good standing in the clinical program to facilitate the completion of their degree by eliminating the necessity of concurrent outside employment.  Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Christine Rufener
  • 2007  John Dennis
  • 2008  Princess Osei-Bonsu
  • 2009  Meghan von Linden
  • 2010  Jennifer Schnuck
  • 2011  Elisha Mitchell
  • 2012  Kathryn Kriegshauser
  • 2013  Carrie Massura

The Kathleen Tall Award recognizes the accomplishments of a graduate student in the clinical program who has returned to school after another career, significantly impacted the morale of other students, or demonstrates excellence in both the classroom and clinical practice.  Recent recipients:

  • 2006  Sandy Smith
  • 2007  Desarie Holmes
  • 2008  Aaron Joyce
  • 2009  Anna Tierney
  • 2010  Megan Ubinger
  • 2011  Jacquelyn Surrell
  • 2012  Victoria Herberger
  • 2013  Jason Herndon
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