Psych News


Warm Welcome 2022
[December 19. 2022]

Warm Welcome 2022

Thank you to everyone who made the Warm Welcome donation project such a success this year. The project benefits families in the local refugee community and this year we filled the wishlists of 5 families (21 individuals) with almost $2,500 worth of items. Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to OROD Visual Production LLS for providing superb photographic coverage. For the 21st year is a row, we did good. Thank you!

8 Psychology Majors Named King O'Neal Scholars at Fall 2022 Commencement
[December 13, 2022]

8 Psychology majors were named King O'Neal Scholars at the December 9, 2022, commencement ceremony. These scholars graduated with the highest possible grade point average, 4.0. They include Beatriz De Faria Sousa, Veronika Ghobrial, Melannie Laya, Anna Moffitt, Andrew Moore, Casey Stringer, Aerial Wilson, and Felicia Zito. 

USF Psi Chi Inducts 33 New Members
[November 20, 2022]

Psi Chi Faculty Advisors

The USF Chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology, inducted 33 new members at its ceremony November 18, 2022. New members are Walter Aye, Theresa Brown, EmmaLynn Calderon, Grace Calvello, Presley Camp, Julie Duong, Valentina Felipak, Abril Guevara Gamboa, Paulina Huntington, Sofia Lehovitis, Sydney Maringas, Brittney Mathis, Madison Monette-Waters, Allyana Musa, Madison Philio, Megan Proctor, Brianna Ralston, Ana Rey, Norma Reyes, Nicholas Romano, Emma Sadler, Samantha Salley, Kylee Salvior, Kaitlyn Serafin, Callie Sierra, Madison Smith, Emily Swank, Chrissy Terziu, Alexis Thaxton, Otilia Trejo-Soto, Emelina Vaughn, Bethany Warren, Madeleine Wiggins. Inductees represented all three campuses of USF.

USF Chapter of Psi Chi named a Model Chapter
[August 16, 2022]

The Psi Chi Board of Directors and the Central Office staff have designated the USF Chapter a 2021-22 Psi Chi Model Chapter. Psi Chi is the international honors society in psychology. Our chapter was one of only 28 to receive this recognition out of over 1,150 chapters worldwide. The chapter will receive $100 and a custom certificate.

47 Students Initiated Into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
[April 16, 2022]

psi chi inducts 2022

Congratulations to the 47 undergraduate and graduate students who were initiated into the USF chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, during April 2022 initiation ceremonies. New officers for 2022-23 were also announced. New members are Baca, Myakka; Bassett, Kristen; Bell, Lauren; Blackard, Grace; Bostic, Jayda; De Faria Sousa, Beatriz; Eisenberg, Sabrina; Errig, Tyler; Espinet-Pizarro, Keven; Feld, Kyla; Fraleigh, Liana; Gordon, Jennifer; Green, Alanna; Halko, Amanda; Hanson, Tabitha; Hector, Brittany; Henao, Nicole; Henderson, Savannah; Javaid, Aqsa; Lane, Maya; Leon Romero, Alejandro; Monterde, Leilani; Mullins, Denaya; Murray, Connor; O'Neill, Gabrielle; Pham, Devlyn; Pramberger, Nina; Ramirez Pagan, Shakira; Sala, Matthew; Schenk, Jennifer; Schroeder, Brittany; Shaw, Mason; Silver Espinosa, Melody; Sinclair, Grace; Singh, Sushant; Skidmore, Ethan; Sood, Odeline; Stevenson, Jessica; Stringer, Casey; Surin, Mariell; Swaine, Lauren; Texter, Amy; Thakurdesai, Sanikaa; Thomas, Hannah; Trigueros, Allison; Upton, Rebecca; and Warden, Brittany. These students come from all three of our campuses.

USF Chapter of Psi Chi Recognized
[January 27, 2022]

Psi Chi 55 year recognition certificate

The International Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, has recognized the USF chapter for 55 years of excellence.

Warm Welcome 2021
[December 15, 2021]

Warm Welcome 2021

The USF Department of Psychology has been supporting local refugee families during the winter holidays for 20 years and this year was our most successful to date. Through the Warm Welcome Donation Drive, the USF Psychology Student Diversity Committee and the USF Psychology Faculty Diversity Committee received $1142 worth of new donated items (everything that the families asked for!) and another $975 of monetary donations that were converted into gift cards. We are honored to be part of such a generous and caring community of scholars. Thank you to all who participated, including the awesome families.


Psi Chi Honor Society Inducts New Members
[November 20, 2021]

Officers congratulate new members

The USF chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, initiated 41 new members at its fall ceremonies in November. New members came from all three campuses. Magdelin Lopez served as Psi Chi President this fall. Faculty advisors are Dr. Judy Bryant (Tampa), Dr. David Robertson (Sarasota-Manatee), and Dr. Wendy Rote (St. Petersburg).

8 Psychology Majors Honored For Perfect Grades at Spring 2021 Commencement
[May 9, 2021]

At USF’s May 8 commencement ceremony, 8 psychology majors were named King O’Neal Scholars. These students were recognized by the Alumni Association for having earned 4.0 overall grade point averages. They are Sumeyye Erdem, Amanda Fritz, Christiana Hancock, Natalie Italiano, Dana Kellman, Jessica Newman, Joshua Nusekabel, and Nicole Ritenour.

Psychology Undergraduates Earn Academic Recognitions
[April 29, 2021]

Five Psychology students have been inducted into USF's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. They are Otttavio Barbanente, Siena Ho Shue, Nataliya Kuzmin, Brian Long, and Kendall Paris. Thirty eight students have been inducted into USF's chapter of Psi Chi, the Psychology honor society. They are Ashley Accius, Moet Bailey, Gabrielle Baudoin, Asianna Blount, Nicole Brown, Rachel Bucek, Sachin Dhulipalla, Caleb Edney, Victoria Estevez, Lewis Evans, Alexa Goldblum, Daimarelys Gonzalez, Vittoria Gonzalez, Kate Gray, Owen Hastings, Margo Hebert, Milca Jaime Brunet, Avisha Jais, Emily LaLiberte, Stephanie Lang, Magdelin Lopez, Kaitlyn Maxey, Courtney May, Miguel Mockabee, Taylor Mosley, Jacey Napoli, Whitney O'Keeffe, Wren Orteneau, Abigail Piervil, Sebastian Ponce Perez, Abriella Richards, Carolina Rittenhouse, Rebecca Rodriguez, Ellie Rowe, Samruddhi Shinde, Priya Singh-Collins, Jeremiah Siplin, Ariel Skinner, Linnea Week