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Southeastern Regional Spring Letter

Greetings to the Southeastern Region!

I’m writing to provide you an update on three current issues:
  1. Next month, all chapters will be able to vote for the Regional Vice-President and President-Elect positions. Voting can be accomplished using the password to access chapter administration.
  2. Check out the Psi Chi awards program including the recently modified Model Chapter Award. More information is below.

  3. Psi Chi is offering multiple events and travel grants to attend the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) convention. Details are below.

Psi Chi Awards
Psi Chi offers over 30 awards each year with opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, chapter officers, faculty advisors, and chapters. Visit the following link to learn more information:

The Model Chapter Award has recently been revised and now requires chapters to complete a short application to be eligible for the award and the $100 prize. Information and the link to the application can be found here: We would love to have every chapter in our region qualify. (Don’t forget to vote. It’s one of the criteria for the award.)

Please consider participating in our awards program. We have outstanding officers, advisors, and chapters in the southeastern region, and one of our primary methods for recognizing that effort is through our awards program. But, you can’t win if you don’t apply!

Southeastern Psychological Association Convention
The SEPA convention will be held in Nashville, TN, from March 5–8, 2014.

Travel grants are available to students who plan to attend the convention, and the application can be found here:

If you attend SEPA, make sure to visit the Psi Chi exhibit booth. You can ask questions, gather information, and/or talk with members of your Regional Steering Committee, Central Office, and Board of Directors.

Psi Chi has also developed the following programs to benefit our members who attend the convention. (The location for each event is available in the convention program.)

Thursday, March 6

  • 8:30–9:50 am: CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Session

  • 10:00–10:50 am: Long-Term Strategies to Prepare for Graduate School
  • 11:00–11:50 am: Short-Term Strategies to Prepare for Graduate School
  • 1:00–1:50 pm: Distinguished Lecturer Amanda Nickerson, "Bullying: Preventing, Spotting, and Stopping It”
  • 2:30–3:30 pm: Dave Ramsey Leadership Speaker Christy Wright, "Five Skills Leaders Must Have to Make It for the Long Haul: How to Get Ahead Without Leaving Your Life Behind”
Friday, March 7
  • 8:30–9:50 am: CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Session

  • 10:00–10:50 am: Diversity Quiz Bowl (where teams compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled, low-stress environment)

  • 3:00–3:50 pm: Undergraduate Opportunities to Publish Research (joint session with Psi Chi, CEPO, and Psi Beta)

I look forward to seeing many of you at SEPA!

Best wishes,
Merry Sleigh, PhD
Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President
Winthrop University


Merry J. Sleigh, PhD
Winthrop University
Biographical Information

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia

University of Puerto Rico,
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