May 1, 2008 — A select group of nine Stern College for Women students were inducted into Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology, in April.

Stern College junior Rochelle Sonenberg said she was honored to be admitted to the society, which accepts psychology majors or minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are in the top third of their class. “There aren’t too many people inducted, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” Sonenberg said.

Besides the prestige, Psi Chi offers students opportunities to participate in the society’s lectures and conferences, and possibilities for furthering their research.

“Students should take this as an opportunity to become involved in activities outside the classroom,” said Joshua Bacon, PhD, associate professor of psychology and faculty advisor to Psi Chi, in his address at the induction ceremony. “This is your opportunity to take the initiative and make things happen. Make this a vibrant part of the Psychology Club and of Stern College.”

“I’m really excited to be inducted into Psi Chi,” senior Ophira Kopitnikoff said. As for achieving and maintaining the requisite GPA, Kopitnikoff said, “I feel like my hard work has paid off.”

Other students who were inducted were Aviva Bellman, Jeana Beneson, Allison Bindiger, Dana Faleck, Elise Glaser, Rina Kellerman, and Michelle Lasky.