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Psychology Alumna Receives Prestigious Award

Patterson_Psi_Chi_Award (2)Samantha (Sam) Patterson, a psychology major who graduated in May 2013, received the Kay Wilson Leadership Award by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Out of about 1100 Psi Chi Chapters in the U.S. and abroad, this award is given annually to the outstanding student leader in Psi Chi.  During 2012-2013, Sam served as president of Belmont’s chapter of Psi Chi. As part of this award,  Sam received an all expense paid trip to the meeting of the American Psychological Association in early August in Honolulu, where she gave a talk about Belmont’s chapter and received the plaque and a check for $500. Sam is currently enrolled as a first year student in Belmont’s doctoral program in Occupational Therapy. Chair of Psychological Science Dr. Linda Jones is the faculty advisor to Belmont’s chapter of Psi Chi and mentored Sam in her leadership role.