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Franklin Pierce University Inducts Students into Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology

May 24, 2011

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May 24, 2011 - RINDGE, NH – Franklin Pierce University Division of Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce that Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, inducted nine new members earlier this month at a special induction luncheon held at the university.  The new inductees included Heather Lynn Barry ’12 of Flemington, N.J., Samantha Bizon ’12 of Broad Brook, Conn., Manjunath Burdekar ’11 of North Oxford, Mass., Emily Joyce-Brady ’12 of Sharon, Mass., Rachel Lamson ’11 of Leicester, Mass., Suzan Morey ’11 of Manahawkin, N.J., Jonathan Navarro ’11 of Exeter, R.I., Amanda Tousignant ’13 of Winchendon Springs, Mass., and Ashley Welch ’13 of Concord, N.H.

Also present for the luncheon and induction ceremony were Megan Marie Landry ’11 of Manchester, N.H., President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2010-2011; Sylvia Marie Korza ’11 of Easthampton, Mass., Vice President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2010-2011; Christina Rose Gallo ’11 of Lynn, Mass., Secretary of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2010-2011; Danielle Dolan ’12 of West Brookfield, Mass., President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2011-2012; Jamie Verner ’12 of Natick, Mass., Vice President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2011-2012; Lisa Bengiovanni ’10 of Hopkinton, Mass., Treasurer of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2011; members of the Psychology Faculty, Dr. William B. Flynn and Dr. Emlee C. Kohler; advisors for the Franklin Pierce Chapter of Psi Chi, and Dr. Jennie Brown.

Psi Chi was founded on Sept. 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.  The Honor Society’s stated purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology.  Many of the Society’s members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology, including several presidents of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS), numerous national and international award winners, and various other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors and practitioners.


Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.

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