College’s Psychology Honor Society Receives National Excellence Award

Published on: September 21, 2012

Great minds have come together to make Lone Star College-Montgomery’s chapter of Psi Beta, the national psychology honor society for community colleges, a laudable recipient for the 2011-12 Psi Beta Chapter Excellence Award.

This distinct honor was given to only 10 of the 114 active chapters nationwide.

“Our Psi Beta members have worked hard and for many hours to achieve this award,” said Dr. Karen Buckman, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery and Psi Beta advisor. “Students who are interested in psychological issues enjoy working together and sponsoring programs and activities. It’s a great group of students, and they’re very deserving of this honor.”

Psi Beta Honor Society promotes professional development of psychology students through promotion of excellence in leadership, scholarship, community service, and research. Membership is based on G.P.A. (3.0 or higher); completion of at least one psychology course; and an interest in psychology.

Buckman, along with fellow Psi Beta advisor Mike Green, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery, was instrumental in helping charter the college’s Psi Beta chapter in 2008. Since then, 80 members have been inducted into the chapter, with 22 of those students inducted this past spring.

Psi Beta members participate in numerous community outreach events, including the March of Dimes campus walk, pet food drives for The Friendship Center; and can food drives/sculptures for the Montgomery County Food Bank. Additionally, the students work closely with LSC-Montgomery’s Psychology Club.

For more information about Psi Beta or the psychology department at LSC-Montgomery, contact Buckman at 936.273.7371; or Karen.H.Buckman@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.