Students Shine at National Psychology Conferences

Amanda Tilot, '09November is the month for psychologists to gather, and Albion College students distinguished themselves among present and future peers at two national conferences last month. Thirteen Albion students attended the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference in San Diego, with students Amanda Tilot (left) and Cindy Cardwell giving poster presentations at that conference. "It's pretty uncommon for an undergraduate to present research among the world's best neuroscientists," noted psychology professor Tammy Jechura.

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.

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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)

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