The faculty of the Department of Psychology select the recipient(s) of the Academic Achievement Award to honor the student or students within the department who have distinguished themselves academically. The award is named in honor of Dr. Shirley Albertson Owens, who served on the psychology faculty from 1989-2005. “Dr. SAO” modeled caring professionalism and encouraged students to pursue lifelong learning.
The Department of Psychology’s 2013 Shirley Albertson Owens Academic Achievement Award goes to Jordan Cleary, Kathryn Kuly, and Jennifer Swift!