Hudson Valley Graduate Morgan of Wynantskill Places Second in National Research Competition
Melissa J. Morgan of Wynantskill, Hudson Valley Community College ‘00
and member of the Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology, is a
winner in the Psi Beta/Allyn & Bacon Publishers National Research Paper
Ms. Morgan won second place for her research paper, "Team
Sports Vs. Individual Sports: Personality Differences Using Catell's
16PF." She will receive $300, a certificate of recognition, and a
one-year membership in the American Psychological Society.
Ms. Morgan wrote her paper based on her own survey using American
Psychological Association (APA) format under the supervision of Hudson
Valley Psi Beta faculty advisors, Dr. Leslie Grout and Ronald Mulson.
The winning papers will be distributed at the 2000 APA national
convention in Washington, D.C. on August 4. Hudson Valley Community
College has sponsored Morgan to enable her to travel to the convention
to receive her award.
"We are very proud of Melissa," says Hudson Valley Community College
President John L. Buono. "Hudson Valley's chapter of Psi Beta is still
relatively new, and already our students have begun to distinguish
themselves on a national level."
"Winning second place in a national competition is a true honor which
illustrates the caliber of Hudson Valley students," says Hudson Valley
Psi Beta advisor Mulson. "It is a privilege to work with smart and
dedicated students like Melissa."
Ms. Morgan will attend the State University of New York at Geneseo in
Psi Beta, the national honor society for students of psychology in
two-year schools, is an affiliate of the American Psychological
Association and the American Psychological Society. Psi Beta membership
requires students to have a minimum of 3.0 average and to have taken
three psychology courses within the Behavioral and Social Science
Department. Students must also demonstrate a commitment to psychology.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50
degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business;
Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; Liberal Arts
and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and
career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of
New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each
year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and