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Elmira College students inducted into Psi Chi International Honor Society


ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira College Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, recently inducted 13 new members during a ceremony and reception held in Cowles Hall. This year's inductees include:
Owen Richter of South Dayton, NY (14138)
Emily Selbert of Colden, NY (14033)

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 with the goal of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship for the purpose of advancing both the science and application of psychology. Psi Chi's symbol is based on the Greek letters psi and chi, which have been used for decades in the Psi Chi induction ritual to express the Greek words psyche and cheires, which in turn symbolize mind (scholarship and the enrichment of the mind) and hands (fellowship and cooperation in research).
Since its founding 1971, the Elmira College chapter has been inducting students of high academic standing into Psi Chi's ranks.

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time mostly-residential students, and is the guardian of Quarry Farm where Mark Twain wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars. The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and a Top Tier national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked Elmira College as a leading college, nationally, for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the Elmira College campus as 'picture postcard perfect.'

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