Psi Chi International Honor Society volunteers at SEPA annual meeting
Apr 24, 2019
Flagler College’s Psi Chi International Honor Society volunteered during their spring break with the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA). The students provided registration assistance, helped with set up, break down and event coordination, and served as runners. The SEPA annual meeting was held March 20-23 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Psi Chi faculty advisor Angi Semegon, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology said, "The experience of attending a psychological conference is very worthwhile, especially one so close to home. It exposes students to tons of research being conducted in their own field, which naturally inspires our own students to take part in research themselves.”
SEPA is the largest psychological organization in the southeast and one of largest in the United States. Scholarly works on all aspects of the human experience are presented by psychologists, professional members and student members, both undergraduate and graduate. The region stretches from throughout the southeast and beyond to include as far west as Louisiana, as far north as Virginia, and south to Florida and Puerto Rico.
Semegon and Assistant Professor of Psychology Tracy Litzinger, Ph.D., accompanied the students during their experience. The students who volunteered include Melanie Buckwalter, Jordan Griffis, Sabrina Gutierrez, Taylor Sas, Taylor Stearns and Jordyn Truax.
“This opportunity comes at a time when students are making important decisions about their future career paths. It can make a lasting impact,” said Semegon.