College’s Psychology Honor Society Recognized with National Excellence Award

Published on: September 30, 2013

Psi Beta Group Award
Lone Star College-Montgomery's Psi Beta chapter earned the Chapter Excellence Award for 2012-13. Pictured in the front row, from left to right are Angel Hardy, chapter president; Amanda Augustine, chapter vice president; Ami Meredith; Marbella Guerra; Tiffany Bertoldi; and Stacie Gonzalez, chapter delegate. Back row, left to right: Alan Taylor, chapter treasurer; Dr. Mike Green, professor of psychology and faculty advisor; and Dr. Karen Buckman, professor of psychology and faculty advisor.
For the second year in a row, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s chapter of Psi Beta, the national psychology honor society for community colleges, has earned the Chapter Excellence Award, a distinct honor given to only seven of the 120 active Psi Beta chapters nationwide.
 
“The members of Psi Beta are deserving of this award, as they have worked very hard engaging the campus and community in activities that reflect the mission of the organization,” said Dr. Karen Buckman, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery and Psi Beta advisor. “It’s a great group of students who are interested in psychological issues and enjoy working together to sponsor various programs and activities.”
 
Among other campus activities, Psi Beta hosted a variety of guest speakers for the community last year, as well as organized a can food drive to benefit Montgomery County Food Bank and a leadership seminar for fellow students.
 
This year, the group has more intriguing speakers scheduled, including Dr. John Sadler from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center who will present “Understanding the Relationship between Crime and Mental Illness.” Sadler’s presentation, which is co-sponsored by the college’s Lyceum Speaker Series, will be on Tuesday, October 22, from 12-1 p.m., in the Recital Hall (Building H, Room 102). The public is also invited to hear Dr. David Myers, a well-known professor, psychologist, and author who will discuss “The Pursuit of Happiness” on February 12, 2014.
 
Since its beginning in 2008, more than 90 members have been inducted into LSC-Montgomery’s Psi Beta chapter, with 11 of those students inducted this past spring. Excellence in leadership, scholarship, community service, and research are the core values of the organization, and membership is based on G.P.A. (3.25 or higher); completion of at least one psychology course; and an interest in psychology.
 
For more information about Psi Beta or the psychology department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Buckman at (936) 273-7371; or Karen.H.Buckman@LoneStar.edu.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.