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Lone Star College-North Harris inducts seven students into prestigious psychology honor society

On May 1, seven students from Lone Star College-North Harris were inducted into Psi Beta.

Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges, was founded in 1981 to recognize the scholastic achievements and interests in psychology of two-year college students. Psi Beta provides national recognition and serves as an aid for stimulating interest in psychology as an academic and professional field of endeavor. The LSC-North Harris Chapter of Psi Beta officially became a charter member in December 2015.

Student inductees include Leslie Campos, Melanie Del Real, Cynthia Escobar Turcios, Yocelyne Landeros, Maria Martinez, Aeni Patel and Melissa Guadalupe Saldaña. Psychology professors Janice Hartgrove-Freile, Nevate Holmes and Judy Montana serve as the faculty advisors for the group.

“This is only the third full semester of operation of the LSC-North Harris Chapter of Psi Beta,” said faculty advisor, Janice Hartgrove-Freile. “In that short time, we have inducted 37 members into the national honor society, including our newest seven inductees this month. Our members have worked with the Bread of Life program in Houston and recently conducted an autism awareness event on campus that generated much-needed funds for Dreamcatcher Stables, an equine program for children with disabilities. In addition, the members have provided tutoring to students in Psychology classes.”

To receive an invitation to Psi Beta, students must have at least 12 hours of completed coursework; must have completed one semester of psychology with at least a “B” average; must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0; and adhere to the standards of the Society. 

Psi Beta’s mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

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