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End of the Year Milestones

The end of each academic always brings a rush of activity and the bittersweet moments of saying goodbye to graduating students who have become part of the UW Psychology family. It is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments of all of our outstanding graduates. Both the Undergraduate Honors Poster Session and the Psychology Graduation Celebration are end of the year milestones that mark our students transitions from Psychology majors to alumni.

Honors students with Chantel Prat
Graduating honors students with Dr. Chantel Prat

In late May, members of the 2019 Psychology Honors cohort showcased the results of their research. The Honors Poster Session, along with the completion of a senior thesis, marks the culmination of a two-year intensive research program. The Department joins with Honors Program director Dr. Chantel Prat in congratulating our students on this impressive accomplishment: Izzi Batt-Doyle, Aarti Bodas, Lauren Hall, Micah Ketola, Ling Wai Lam, Xuanxuan (Kari) Li, Jiafei Li, Vanessa Lim, Akira Sakoda, Isabelle Tully, Heather Wessel, Josh Wolfe, Yinan Xu, and Chia-li Yu. See more information in the Poster Session program here (add link to poster session program pdf). Also of note, 78 Psychology majors took part in this year's campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Over 500 students earning their Bachelor's degree in Psychology over the course of this year was definitely cause for a party. On June 13, Psychology Department faculty and staff came together with hundreds of family members and friends to recognize those individuals making the transition from students to alumni. The Psychology Graduation Celebration, hosted by Psychology Department Chair Dr. Cheryl Kaiser, included awards and recognititions, student speakers, and individual recognition of all graduates in attendance. Talks by this year's student keynote speakers - Pelumi Ajibade, Honson Ling, and Katherine Magnuson - were moving and inspirational. Learn more of each of our keynote speakers here.