Polyak Inducted Into Psi Chi International Honor Society

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WORCESTER – Assumption College’s Department of Psychology has announced that Hanna Polyak, of Natick, has become a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Polyak, Class of 2020, was inducted into the honor society during the 2019-20 academic year.

“We are honored to induct some of the top psychology majors and minors at Assumption College into Psi Chi, including Hanna,” said Assistant Professor of Psychology Leamarie Gordon, Ph.D., who is a co-advisor of the honor society along with Assistant Professor of Psychology Karen Lionello-DeNolf, Ph.D. “An invitation to join Psi Chi signifies that each inductee has not only exceeded academic requirements, but is also committed to the practice of compassionate service in the pursuit of helping others, which are core values shared by both an Assumption education and a career in psychology.”

Psi Chi was founded with the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

Membership is open to graduate and undergraduates, of sophomore, junior, or senior academic standing, who major or minor in psychology.

Inductees must have completed nine semester hours of psychology courses, rank in the top 35 percent of their class, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.

Members of Psi Chi have the opportunity to submit scholarly articles to the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, apply for research grants, and attend and present at regional and national conferences.

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Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines.

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