The Collin College chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society for psychology in community colleges, was recently awarded the Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award and the 2013-2014 Chapter Excellence Award by Psi Beta National.

The Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award is given to recognize and formally acknowledge the combined efforts and outcomes of Psi Beta and Psi Chi, the psychology honor society at universities, chapters that have made a significant impact at the local, state, regional or national level.

Collin College’s Psi Beta chapter received the collaborative award for its work with the University of Texas-Pan American’s Psi Chi chapter at the 2014 Southwestern Psychological Association conference. Together, the chapters put on a two-hour session based on Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room.”

“The fantastic program took on chapter issues ranging from officers not completing their respective duties to possible conflicts within chapters,” said Jennifer Brooks, professor of psychology and Collin College Psi Beta faculty advisor. “The students collaborated and did a wonderful job of incorporating all participants in the role playing and conflict resolution session.”

To be eligible for the Chapter Excellence Award, schools must demonstrate that they have completed activities that reflect each component of Psi Beta’s mission: leadership, scholarship, community service and research.

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