Psi Beta / Virginia Staudt Sexton
National Faculty Advisor Award

In memory of Virginia Staudt Sexton, 1916-1997

Criteria for Nominations
The nominee (or nominees if you wish to nominate more than one chapter advisor) must have served as a faculty advisor for a minimum of two years, and not currently serving on the Psi Beta National Council. The current school year may be used to meet the two-year advisor service criterion. During the nominee’s tenure as faculty advisor, the chapter must have been active, registered members at the national office at least annually, and must be in good standing with the national organization. The nominee or nominees must have motivated students at the chapter level, bringing out the best in them and helping them to develop a sense of professionalism and ethics.

How to Nominate a Faculty Advisor or Advisors
Only current chapter members may nominate a faculty advisor. Each chapter may nominate one or more than one chapter advisor. A chapter officer must sign the nomination letter. The chapter nominating a candidate must write a letter of nomination, limited to one page on both sides with no more than 500 words including:

  • A statement describing each nominee’s contributions as a faculty advisor
  • The length and dates of each nominee’s service as a faculty advisor
  • A statement describing each nominee’s contributions to Psi Beta and psychology at the chapter, state, regional, and/or national levels
  • The signature of a chapter officer.

Nominations must be received between May 1 and June of 1st the current academic year.

The Psi Beta national office shall send copies of all nomination materials received to the judges. The judges will be the President, President-Elect, and the Immediate Past-President of Psi Beta.

The announcement of the winner(s) of the Psi Beta/Virginia Staudt Sexton National Faculty Advisor Award will be made prior to the annual Psi Beta/APA convention. If the winners(s) is/are in attendance at that event, a plaque for each will be presented at that time. Otherwise, the award will be sent to each winner. In addition, the college president of each winning advisor will be notified.

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