Meet the Current
Officers of SNU's Chapter of Psi Chi...
President - Holly
Holly Rickner and I am originally from the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. I transferred to SNU at the
beginning of my junior year in the fall of 2006 and began majoring
in psychology at
that time. Since beginning to study psychology, I have been flooded with
some of the most intriguing subjects, which now fuels my ambition to learn more.
At the end of my junior year I
was elected President of Psi Chi, which has
truly been an honor. In May I will not only be graduating, but getting married.
At that time, I plan to gain more field experience while preparing for
the application processes for graduate school. I'd like to earn a
graduate degree in marriage and family therapy. My long term goal is to work
in an orphanage,
once I have retired. (I know that is a really LONG term goal).
Vice President - Josh
The story of me starts the day
before Valentine's day, at a suburban Chicago hospital, in the winter of 1986. I came
to Southern Nazarene University in the fall of 2004 as an undeclared
mass-communications major. This did not last very long, and I came to the
department of psychology the following year and have not left it.
My favorite area of study in
psychology is the nature and course of addiction. I hope one day to write the
definitive study on the addictive property of Lucky Charms. (Think about it, how
many people do you know who "have to" have a bowl at every meal?) Also, since
psychology tends to be fairly atheistic (think adjective not religious
affiliation), I am fascinated with integration of Christian beliefs into my own
understanding of psychology. Thankfully SNU is very supportive of that
It's all very exciting I know,
try not to get overwhelmed.
(Note from Professor Grant: One
of Josh's strengths is his ability to make almost anything funny, as evidenced
Treasurer - Christina
I was born and raised in
Plano, Texas. I am double majoring in Human Relations
(a major that combines psychology, sociology, and speech communications) and
Politics and Law. I will be graduating in May 2008. After graduation I plan on
attending graduate school at Southern Methodist University (SMU). At this point
I still am not sure exactly what field I will be going into. I plan on taking
the LSAT, and so I may be attending SMU's Law
Secretary - Aubrie
My name is Aubrie
Hodson-Bayless. I'm the treasurer for Psi Chi, and a junior psychology student.
I have recently married a pre-med/ Bio-chemistry student, who is also here at
SNU. Psi Chi is really great, and I've had a lot of fun being in it. The
psychology department at SNU is great too, and I would not want to be anywhere
I plan on attending graduate
school after completing my bachelor’s degree at SNU and getting my masters and
my eventually doctorate in either clinical, experimental, or consulting