Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. The Vanguard University chapter of Psi Chi was established to encourage excellence in scholarship and to encourage participation in meaningful ways to serve those around us.
Established in 1998, the Psi Chi Distinguished Service Award honors the psychology major who best exemplifies the goals of Psi Chi, with emphasis on encouraging service to others, including campus ministries, psychology-related service projects, community service, church ministries, and volunteer work.
|The 2013 Psi Chi Distinguished Service Award goes to Carson Carpenter, Kathryn Kuly, and Moneh Magdaleno!
|The 2012 Psi Chi Distinguished Service Award goes to Lauren East and David Badoud! David and Lauren served as co-presidents of Vanguard’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. David has spent a summer serving in Bolivia as a part of a service learning study abroad program. Following graduation, David hopes to get his doctorate in psychology and eventually teach. Lauren had internships at both Olive Crest and Autism Solutions for Kids, conducted research that was presented at Cal State San Marcos, and worked with City Serve. Lauren will be starting a Master’s program in Clinical Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado and would love to work with children in the future.
|The 2011 Psi Chi Distinguished Service Award goes to Jessica Roush!
|The 2010 Psi Chi Distinguished Service Award goes to Heather Mesa! Heather served as president of Vanguard’s chapter of the Psi Chi National Honor Society. Heather has served in Vanguard University’s Outreach through different community service with ICEC, Good Neighbor, and San Francisco Outreach. Heather will be graduating May 2010 and plans on earning her MSW degree to work with abused children and eventually become a licensed clinical social worker.