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Southeastern Regional Letter


As your new VP, I am excited to get to meet you at the upcoming 2019 Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) annual convention on March 20–23 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. If you are interested in attending, you can register here.
The Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity/Psi Chi portal is now open. The deadline for undergraduates to submit proposals is Monday, November 19.

If you need some help getting to Jacksonville, consider that Psi Chi awards more than $400,000 in grants, awards, and stipends each year. Research and travel grants are available at the undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and chapter level. Here are a few opportunities you may wish to pursue:

Additionally, the application portal for the Model Chapter Awards is now open. Consider starting your chapter's application early, and you’ll receive tips and reminders of critical deadlines related to the nine objectives.

For Students:

  • Check the SEPA convention schedule for student socials, which are great opportunities for low-pressure networking.
  • Graduating? There are over 1,800 jobs posted in Psi Chi's Career Center, which offers free resumé reviews and other career resources.

For Faculty:

  • I look forward to meeting you at SEPA’s annual appreciation luncheon for Psi Chi faculty advisors. Look for your email invitation in February.

In Other News:

Don’t be a stranger! If you have an idea, come on by the Psi Chi exhibit booth to find out more about getting involved. There are opportunities to join the regional steering committee. I am especially excited to hear from first-generation college students and underrepresented groups! Don’t hesitate to reach out to

Kind regards,

Darren Bernal, PhD

Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President
University of North Carolina Asheville


Darren Bernal, PhD
University of North Carolina Asheville
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