Marywood University Psychology Students are Inducted into Psychology Honor Society


Scranton, PA (June 24, 2019) — Marywood University recently held the Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, ceremony, where 23 psychology students were inducted into the national organization.


Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the qualifications for membership. Psi Chi is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Psi Chi also works closely with its sister honor society, Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.


Pictured are the 2019 Psi Chi Inductees and speakers at the ceremony including (first row left to right): Clarissa Fischer, Nanticoke, Pa.; Jenna Santarsiero, Clarks Summit, Pa.; and Carmella Condon, Dunmore, Pa. Second row (left to right): Michael O’Malley, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.; Arianna Sexton, Melville, N.Y.; and Corrine Enderline, Old Forge, Pa. Third row (left to right): Lauren Gemma, North Bellmore, N.Y.; Samantha Rose Dunn, Fairfield, Conn.; Rochelle Rodriguez, Scranton, Pa.; Mariah Rose Cory, Kutztown, Pa.; Brianna Rivera, Ozone Park, N.Y.; Simona Zambrano, Staten island, N.Y.; and Noah Sirianni, Archbald, Pa. Fourth row (left to right): Emily Loftus, Scranton, Pa.; Shelby Ohotnicky, chapter president, Scranton, Pa.; and Amanda Luchansky, Psy.D. clinical psychologist and Marywood University alumnus. Absent from photo: Cristina DiPalma, Easton, Conn.; Alexandra Ditchkus, Scranton, Pa.; Rachel Fadden, Binghamton, N.Y.; Michael Gallagher, Jessup, Pa.; Victoria Hunsinger, Scranton, Pa.; Finn Malakin, Hamlin, Pa.; Alexis Pelchar, Forty Fort, Pa.; Ryan Samsell, Moscow, Pa.; Lacey Santarelli, Jessup, Pa.; and Olivia Sirotnak, Dunmore, Pa.


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