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Psychology Majors receive honors

Several Psychology majors received recent honors:

Dana J. Conzemius and Mikaela Rae Trussell received 2018 Extraordinary Professional Promise Awards for demonstrating professional promise in teaching, research or other contributions at the 2018 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.

Dana J. Conzemius and Zhipeng Zeng received 2018 Extraordinary Academic Achievement honors for exhibiting extraordinary scholarship, also at the 2018 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet

Catherine Sirvantha was selected by the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) at Rhodes College ( for a summer research fellowship. MHIRT provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research careers. Catherine will be traveling to Uganda for 10 weeks in the summer of 2018 to provide research assistance as part of a study on cervical cancer. She will be using collected data to help create health education curricula and materials that can be used in hospitals and health centers to increase HPV vaccinations and cancer screenings.

Congratulations to these outstanding Psychology majors!

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