Lone Star College-Montgomery’s national psychology honor society, Psi Beta, has earned the Chapter Excellence Award for the third year in a row, and the Carol Tracy Chapter Community Service Award for 2014 for their exemplary community service and philanthropy.
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. They also earned the Carol Tracy Chapter Community Service Award for 2014, an honor given for their exemplary community service and philanthropy.
“The members of Psi Beta are deserving of these awards, 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.”
Psi Beta members participate in numerous community outreach events, including organized Alcohol Awareness day, a pet supply drive and several homeless initiatives, as well as hosted a variety of guest speakers for the community last year.
This year, the group has more intriguing speakers scheduled, including Dr. Crystal Collier, the director of the Behavioral Health Institute at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs-Houston, who will speak on the addictive nature of drugs and their effects on the brain. Dr. Collier’s presentation, which is part of a series co-sponsored by the college’s Human Services Student Organization, will be on Thursday, October 23, from 1-2 p.m. in building G, room 102.
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. 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 department chair, psychology professor and Psi Beta co-sponsor Dr. Michael Green, at (936) 271-6108, or Michael.J.Green@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.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Steve Head 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, seven 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.