The Spartanburg Methodist College chapter of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society in Psychology for community and junior colleges, has elected the following officers for the 2013-2014 academic year:
- Stevonna Jeter – President, daughter of Steven and Elaine Jeter, of Spartanburg, SC is a graduate of Paul M. Dorman High School;
- Tierra Izzard – Vice President, daughter of Lameka Izzard and the granddaughter of Alma and Hayward Izzard, all of Kershaw, SC, is a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School;
- Kaitlyn Pless – Secretary, daughter of Angela York Kracht of Calhoun Falls, SC and Michael Lentine of Clarksville, TN, is a Valedictorian graduate of Calhoun Falls Charter School.
Psi Beta provides students with opportunities to acquire leadership skills, interact with faculty outside the classroom, learn more about the professional and educational choices available in psychology, meet outstanding professionals in psychology, participate in community service, meet peers with similar interests, and be involved with Psi Beta on the national level.
The SMC Psi Beta chapter, chartered on September 1, 1988, is under the direction of psychology professor Dr. Mary Jane Farmer, with assistance from Pete Aylor, psychology professor and Director of SMC’s Counseling Center, and college Counselor Sue Onken. To date, there have been 376 SMC students who have achieved life-time membership to Psi Beta.
Membership to Psi Beta is by invitation only. To be considered students must have at least 12 college credits, earn a B or higher in PSYC 101, maintain a 3.25 GPA and be of good moral character. Spartanburg Methodist College, founded in 1911, is proud of its heritage of providing “the opportunity to be your best and the inspiration to do great things” and being a member of Psi Beta will give one that opportunity!