SMC Psi Beta Chapter receives sixth consecutive Chapter Excellence Award


SMC Psi Beta Chapter receives sixth consecutive Chapter Excellence Award


Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for two-year colleges, has presented Spartanburg Methodist College’s Psi Beta Chapter with the Chapter Excellence Award for the 2016-2017 school year. The chapter is one of only nine across the nation to receive the award.

Psi Beta provides students with opportunities to acquire leadership skills, interact with faculty outside the classroom and learn more about the professional and educational choices available in psychology. The award challenges chapters to engage in activities reflecting Psi Beta’s four-pronged mission of leadership, scholarship, community service and research.

“The advisors, officers and members of SMC Psi Beta are humbled and grateful for this national recognition,” said Dr. Mary Jane Farmer, Professor of Psychology and Chapter Director. “We are unwavering and remain resolute in fulfilling the mission of Psi Beta so that, together, we can broaden learning as well as experiential opportunities for our students, not only in our psychology classrooms but out in the community as well.”

Chartered at SMC Sept. 1, 1988, becoming a member of Psi Beta is by invitation only. Students must earn a B or higher in the introductory psychology course, maintain an overall 3.25 GPA and be of good moral character.

“Congratulations for having a Psi Beta chapter that is achieving Psi Beta’s mission of providing excellent learning experiences to its members,” said Psi Beta National Council Executive Director Jerry Rudmann in a statement. “These high impact experiences…benefit your college and community, as well as many students who are not involved with Psi Beta.”