Psi Chi/Kay Wilson Leadership Award Winners
Xavier University (OH)
Psi Chi is pleased to announce the 2009-10 Kay Wilson Leadership Award for Outstanding Chapter President. The recipient of the award is Elizabeth Fichtel of Xavier University (OH). The Psi Chi/Kay Wilson Leadership Award was established to honor Kay Wilson, Executive Officer of Psi Chi from 1991-2003. Under Kay’s leadership, Psi Chi doubled its membership and increased its grants, awards, and national visibility. Kay not only demonstrated excellence in leadership but also realized the role Psi Chi plays in developing future leaders in psychology. This award is dedicated to her commitment for leadership.
The award is presented annually to one chapter president who demonstrates excellence in leadership of the local chapter. Such leadership should assist Psi Chi in achieving its purpose “to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual member in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.”
As the winning Psi Chi chapter president, Ms. Fichtel received a cash award of $500 and travel expenses to attend the Psi Chi/APA National Convention in San Diego, CA to receive an engraved plaque commemorating the award. Read further for Ms. Fichtel's personal statement about her role as chapter president.
2009 Kelly A. Gibson, Juniata College (PA) ( biography | statement )
2008 Caitlin Elizabeth Macy, Hawaii Pacific University ( biography | statement )
2007 Ashley Dawn Powell, Southeastern Oklahoma State University ( statement )
2006 Kristena M. Kons, Weber State University (UT) ( biography | statement )
2005 Kathryn Wallert, Fort Hays State University (KS) ( biography | statement )