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Psi Beta Award

Release Date: 8/8/2007

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President

Carroll Community College Psi Beta Chapter Wins Award

Carroll Community College's student chapter of the national Psi Beta honor society in psychology for community colleges has been recognized with an award. The award is for community service projects completed between fall 2006 and spring 2007.

The Psi Beta/Carol Tracy Community Service Award will be presented on Saturday, August 18 at the 2007 American Psychological Association national convention in San Francisco. The award is named after Carol Tracy, the Psi Beta retired executive director.

Community service projects completed by the student chapter include a food drive which collected over 55 pounds of food; a collection of over 50 stuffed bears for the Carroll Hospice Center; an Adopt-a-Family program; a children's book drive; a clothing drive; and a fundraising walk.

"I am proud of this accomplishment by our students in the Psi Beta honor society," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "I am impressed with their dedication and their emphasis on service to our community."

"The college is fortunate to have strong, active participation by its students in this honor society. Such participation makes students well-rounded and offers excellent 

preparation in their field of  study," said Dr. James Ball, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and dean of the faculty.

Laura J. Bittner, faculty advisor to Psi Beta at Carroll, said, "I am pleased that our students chose to engage their time and efforts in activities that provide assistance to others. The satisfaction and pride that students feel in helping others is very consistent with the goals of psychology. This was an altruistic learning experience."

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd. in Westminster, Md.


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