Celebrating Successes 2006

We in Albion College's Psychology Department and Neuroscience Concentration congratulate our students on their accomplishments. The students listed below have met significant goals associated with their professional development.

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  • Karly Redburn was accepted into the Marital and Family Therapy Masters/Doctoral program at Michigan State University.

  • Laura Krasean was accepted by the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) for the Ph.D. program in clinical neuropsychology.

  • Ryan Trapp was accepted into the Masters programs in Counseling Psychology at LaSalle College and at Chatham College.

  • Jordan Troisi was admitted to the Social Psychology Ph.D. program at SUNY Buffalo and to the Social-Personality Ph.D. program at the University of New Hampshire.

  • Ross O'Hara was admitted to the Social Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa.

Celebrating Successes 2003-2005

We in Albion College's Psychology Department and Neuroscience Concentration congratulate our students on their accomplishments. The students listed below have met significant goals associated with their professional development.

This page was updated only minimally from 2004 - 2005.  It contains many omissions.  If a student who did something meritorious and they would like to have the information added please email

Students Recognized for their Achievements at the end of the 2004-2005 School Year

The Heston Award for Outstanding Psychology Major was shared this year by two students: Heather Holleman and Laura Krasean.  The Metalonis Summer Research Fellowship was awarded to Jordan Troisi, and Kelly Parsell received the Metalonis Scholarship. The Metalonis Awards are made possible by Karen and Gary Metalonis in memory of their daughter Kirsten, a Psychology major who died just before she was to graduate in 1999.

The David & Patricia Hogberg Award for Research Excellence in Psychology was awarded this year to Lori Karakashian and Jeremy Benton. The award was established by Professor Emeritus David Hogberg and his wife.

  • Maggie Keller (2004) and Ryan Morgan (2003) are co-authors (with Dr. Christopher) on a paper entitled "Materialism and self-presentational styles" to be published in Personality and Individual Differences.

  • Ryan Morgan (2003) & Jordan Troisi (2006) are coauthors with Dr. Christopher on a paper entitled "Affluence cues and first impressions: Does it matter how the affluence was acquired" to be published in the Journal of Economic Psychology.

  • Kirstin Leiby was awarded the 2003-2004 Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant to support her senior thesis.

  • Analisa Velasquez (2002) was admitted to the MSW program at the University of California, Berkeley. (8/28/2003)

  • Lindsey Paskvan & Kristine Freeman will present a poster entitled "Differential effects of ephedrine and caffeine on locomotion and anxiety in rats" (co-authored by Dr. Wilson) at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans. (8/21/2003)

  • Amber Chenoweth & Josh Hodges will present a poster entitled "Differentiation of CS+ and CS- by Rats in a Runway-based Pavlovian Conditioning Task" (co-authored by Dr. Wilson) at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in Bloomington, IN. (8/21/2003)

  • Sara West will present a poster entitled "Conditioned Inhibition of Already-Elicited Autoshaped CRs in the Rat" (co-authored by Dr. Wilson) at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in Bloomington, IN. (8/21/2003)

Celebrating Successes 2002-2003

We in Albion College's Psychology Department and Neuroscience Concentration congratulate our students on their accomplishments. The students listed below have met significant goals associated with their professional development.

  • Stacey Burnaford was accepted into Oakland University's Masters degree Counseling  program. (7/7/2003)

  • Roman Reznikov was admitted to the Masters program in Industrial / Organizational Psychology at University of Detroit - Mercy. (6/25/2003)

  • Liz Haas was the undergraduate winner of the American Psychological Society's prestigious Student Research Competition for her thesis research to be presented at the upcoming APS annual convention. (5/20/2003)

  • Ryan Morgan was accepted by the University of Michigan's Social Work Program. (5/20/2003)

  • Liz Monge was admitted to Western Carolina University's Masters in Clinical Psychology program. (5/15/2003)

  • Kristen Abraham will present her research entitled "The role of sex and sexism in conflict resolution" (co-authored with Dr. Christopher) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society. (5/12/2003)

  • Travis Boyd will present his research entitled "Predictors of athletic burnout in Division III student-athletes" (co-authored with Dr. Christopher) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society. (5/12/2003)

  • Liz Haas will present her research entitled "The interpersonal and professional consequences of narcissistic and avoidant personality tendencies" (co-authored with Dr. Christopher) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society. (5/12/2003)

  • Ryan Morgan & Jordan Troisi will present their research entitled "Affluence cues and first impressions: Does it matter how the affluence was acquired?" (co-authored with Dr. Christopher) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society. (5/12/2003)

  • Lauren Hecht and Sarah Storbeck presented their research (co-authored by Dr. Anes) at a national Vision Sciences Research Conference in Florida. (5/12/2003)

  • Amanda Staton was accepted to Wayne State University's master's program in school psychology. (4/29/2003)

  • Lily Sacks received a Jenkins Award for her outstanding Honors Thesis. (4/28/2003)

  • Sarah McRoberts (2002) will attend the University of San Diego for her M.A. in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling.  She was also admitted to the counseling program at California State University at Long Beach. (4/28/2003)

  • Tara Springer got in to the University of Detriot - Mercy's School Psychology program (for her Education Specialist degree). (4/22/2003)

  • Alison Whyte has been accepted into AmeriCorps. She will be working at the Montana Center on Disabilities in Billings Montana. (4/22/2003)

  • Lily Sacks received the Lux Fiat Award for excellence in Service and Academics for the development of the Young Mothers Program. (4/18/2003)

  • Ryan Morgan was admitted to the Masters of Social Work program at Washington University. (4/18/2003)

  • Dani Crane was hired as a manager for Battleground, Inc., in Greensboro, NC. (4/16/2003)

  • Jillian Gismondi was admitted to Wayne State University's M.S.W. program.  (4/14/2003).

  • Emily Dobbins was admitted to the masters program in school psychology at the University of Denver. (4/2/2003)

  • Travis Boyd was admitted to the masters program in athletic counseling at Springfield College. (4/2/2003)

  • Hannon Hogan was admitted to the Masters program in counseling psychology at Bowling Green State University. (3/18/2003)

  • Sarah DiPonio was admitted to veterinary medicine programs at Michigan State, University of Pennsylvania, and Purdue.  She rocks! (3/17/2003)

  • Rose-Anne Meissner was admitted to a Ph.D. program with the Neuroscience Graduate Group at the University of Pennsylvania. (2/18/2003)

  • Courtney Hancock was admitted to the M.D. program at Emory University. (2/17/2003)

  • Emily Dobbins has had a paper (with Dr. Christopher) entitled "Three Decades of Social Psychology: A Longitudinal Analysis of Baron and Byrne's Textbook") accepted for publication in Teaching of Psychology. (2/11/2003)

  • Lauren Hecht was accepted to the graduate program in cognition and perception at the University of Iowa. (1/28/2003)

  • Julia Ogg (2002) was accepted into the School Psychology program at University of Wisconsin - Madison and at Michigan State University. (1/23/2002)

  • Jessie Kruer (2002) was admitted to the School Psychology program at Michigan State University. (1/22/2003)

  • Jessica Zamborsky (2002) had a poster entitled "Parenting stress and parental involvement and their relationship with Social and Emotional Competence in Disabled and Nondisabled Preschoolers" (co-authored with Dr. Walter) accepted for presentation in April 2003 at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL. (12/9/2002)

  • Emily Williams has been admitted to Dental School at both University of Detroit - Mercy and University of Michigan. (12/6/2002)

  • Joe Pipesh was admitted to Dental School at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. (12/6/2002)

  • Julia Ogg (2002) presented her senior thesis research in November at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Orlando, FL. (12/6/2002)

Celebrating Successes 2001-2002

We in Albion College's Psychology Department and Neuroscience Concentration congratulate our students on their accomplishments. The students listed below have met significant goals associated with their professional development.

  • Sarah McRoberts accepted a job in the Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program within the Gratiot Community Hospital as a day treatment counselor (7/29/2002).

  • Julia Ogg won a Student Travel Award from Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience  (FUN) to support her travel to present a poster at the national meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (7/1/2002).

  • Analisa Velasquez was admitted to the 7-week Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service this summer at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (4/25/2002).

  • Jessica Zamborsky was admitted to MSU's College of Human Ecology, Department of Family and Child Ecology for a Master of Arts in Child Development, and also to Oakland University's Master of Education program in Early Childhood Education (4/22/2002, 6/27/2002).

  • Jenn Sauter will become the shelter manager at S.A.F.E. Place in Battle Creek, starting after graduation (4/21/2002).

  • Isa Salvador was admitted to the MSW program at Michigan State University (4/18/2002).

  • Tanya Kuprianiak was admitted to the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at Boston University School of Medicine (4/18/2002).

  • Rebecca Anderson will present a poster entitled "Perceptions of fairness in the justice system: A cross-cultural perspective" (co-authored by Dr. Otto) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in New Orleans in June. (4/11/2002).

  • Vicki Kuo, Jessie Kruer, Heather Linz, Kristen Abraham, Leonard Noel, & Tanya Kuprianiak will present a poster entitled "Materialism and Psychological Well-Being: The Role of Social Support" (co-authored by Dr. Christopher) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in New Orleans in May. (3/30/2002).

  • Darcy Crain & My Lien (2001) will present a paper entitled "The salience of gender and racial cues on children's choice of playmates" (co-authored by Dr. Keyes) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in New Orleans in May. (3/25/2002).

  • Vicki Kuo was admitted to the doctoral program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology (3/28/2002).

  • Josh Hodges was accepted into the American Psychological Association's Summer Science Institute. This is a highly selective 9-day, all-expense paid, intensive program held at Columbia University designed to immerse students in the science of psychology.  (2/28/2002)

  • Abby Brown was admitted to the Master's Program for Child Life and Family Centered Care at Wheelock College in Boston (2/27/2002).

  • Holly Sprunger and Mark Heilala are co-authors (with Dr. Anes) of a poster entitled " Identification performance of brief dynamic emotional expressions as a function of orientation and position in the visual periphery" (view Abstract) to be presented at the Second Annual Conference of the VisionSciences Society, Sarasota, Florida, May 10-15, 2002 (2/25/2002).

  • Amanda Goff was admitted to the Case Western University School of Law and to the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University (2/22/2002).

  • Becky Anderson was admitted to the doctoral program in social psychology at the University of Connecticut (2/13/2002) and also a comparable program at Boston College(4/11/2002).

  • Nick Gilpin was admitted to Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine (10/29/2001). Kelly Hurley was admitted to the University of Chicago's College of Osteopathic Medicine (10/29/2001).

  • Rany Aburashed was admitted to West Virginia University's School of Osteopathic Medicine (10/29/2001).

  • Sarah Storbeck, Sarah DiPonio, Rose-Anne Meissner, & Courtney Hancock are co-authors (with Dr. Wilson) of a poster entitled "Potential influences of protriptyline on running speed of rats in a 'Crespi effect' study," presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November 10 - 15 (9/9/2001).

  • Heather Linz is co-author (with Dr. Wilson) of a poster entitled "Experimental neurosis in the rat? Effect of an increasingly difficult auditory differentiation," presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in New Brunswick, NJ, October 11 - 13 (9/1/2001).

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