Letter from President Kimberley Duff

2019 -2020 Academic Year

Greetings from Kimberley Duff, Psi Beta President

Psi Beta students and faculty, welcome to another academic year! Psi Beta is excited to continue working with you this year. We have so many resources to help you sustain a successful chapter, recognize all of our outstanding students and assist faculty advisors with mentoring their Psi Beta Chapter. Thank you for all the work that you continue to do to support the mission of Psi Beta by demonstrating your commitment to scholarship, leadership, research and community service.

Over the summer, the National Council had our business meeting at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Chicago, Illinois. We welcomed our new Executive Director, Dr. Valerie Senatore, welcomed Dr. Helen Greenbergs as our new Vice President for the Western/Rocky Mountain region, learned more about Psi Alpha (national honor’s society for high school students) and set new goals for the upcoming year to better meet the needs of our students and advisors. We also had the opportunity to observe many Psi Beta students presenting their research and community service projects during a poster session at APA. And, what an honor to see individual students and chapters recognized for their merit with awards given during our Award Ceremony with Psi Chi and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

We would love to see you at next year’s APA convention in 2020 in Washington, DC and at any of the regional conferences taking place. Conferences are a great opportunity for networking and scholarship. For now, please check out the new 2019-2020 National Research Project that focuses on professional development of students through engagement in research. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your chapter or individual students involved in research, and develop your own skills along the way.

Please take the time to explore the many awards that are available to students and chapters on the psibeta.org website such as the award for College Life, Collaboration, Community Service, Chapter Excellence, and Faculty Advisor. The Anne Anastasi research and travel scholarships are also available.

Please reach out to your regional vice-president or our national office with any questions or concerns so that we can help you be successful. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you.

With gratitude,

Kimberley Duff

Kimberly J. Duff, Ph.D.
President of Psi Beta
Professor of Psychology, Cerritos College

kduf@cerritos.edu
www.kimberleyduff.com
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