Author: Jennifer Gentile

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Expanding her comfort zone

Through the Psychology Learning Community, Sydney found a sense of belonging at Iowa State. It’s one of many experiences preparing her to lead and advise her own students as a school counselor.

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Researching the possibilities

Zakiya’s passions include learning about human behavior, conducting research and meeting students from other cultures. At Iowa State, she’s done it all, thanks to research opportunities on campus and in North Carolina and study abroad in Greece.

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Countless opportunities

Pyschology drew in Sierra because of its many career opportunities. Thanks to incredible leadership opportunities at Iowa State, she has found her career path in student affairs.

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Cara Galloway helps lead Ottumwa Pride

The town of Ottumwa, Iowa is embracing its growing LGBTQIA+ community, led by Cyclone Cara Galloway (‘08 interdisciplinary studies & psychology) and her fellow Ottumwa Pride members. Read more at this link: ISU Alumni Association – Small town, big progress  

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Alumnus Dr. Kenneth Sufka named Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Sufka on his appointment as Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Sufka is an alumnus of this department, obtaining his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from ISU. Dr. Sufka is a leading international scholar in behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology. His research has led to the discovery of … Continue reading Alumnus Dr. Kenneth Sufka named Distinguished Professor at the University of Mississippi

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Morrill Professor Loreto Prieto receives the 2022 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Loreto Prieto, Morrill Professor, has been awarded the 2022 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award. This national level award is given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). The award is given to one individual to recognize teaching excellence at 4-year degree colleges and universities, including … Continue reading Morrill Professor Loreto Prieto receives the 2022 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award

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Maya Irvin-Vitela receives Brown Graduate Fellowship

Psychology graduate student Maya Irvin-Vitela is one of this year’s recipients of the Brown Graduate Fellowship. She was nominated by Psychology Director of Graduate Education Jonathan Kelly. Dr. Kelly stated, “Maya’s interest in aggression, dark personality traits, and conduct disorder led her to develop a set of research questions for her master’s thesis, for which … Continue reading Maya Irvin-Vitela receives Brown Graduate Fellowship

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Jassma’ray Johnson wins places first in pitch-off competition and wins $5000

Senior psychology major Jassma’ray Johnson placed first in the university wide pitch-off competition in the existing business category. Please see more information at the link below: https://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/iowa-state-university-pappajohn-center-for-entrepreneurship-ivy-college-of-business-pitch-competition-college-by-college-pitch-off-awards-money-finance-start-up-united-states-of-america/article_183f4916-9449-11ec-b16f-3720e6e60be8.html