Department of Psychology
2020 Virtual Recognition Ceremony
Because of efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus the University of Kansas postponed the May 2020 Graduation ceremony until later in the year. Similarly, the Psychology Department postponed our Recognition Ceremony for graduating PSYC seniors (hopefully to coincide with the university-wide events once those dates are set).
Although you, your family and friends, and the faculty and staff in the department are not able to celebrate your accomplishments in person in May, we would still like to give you the opportunity to share with others this milestone in your life.
In the typical Recognition Ceremony, there are inspiring speeches (I hope they are anyway) from me and a student speaker. Then we read the names of the attending seniors who walk across the stage, shake my hand (an obvious no-no now), get a certificate, and if applicable receive a Distinction or Highest Distinction cord.
Instead of getting just a few seconds of “fame” as you walk across the stage in the Recognition Ceremony (sometimes with your name mispronounced) we’re giving all of you the opportunity to brag about your accomplishments and share your memories of your time at KU for more than just a few seconds via this virtual recognition ceremony. Below is a list of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience students graduating in 2020 with links to their fun recollections of their years at KU, most valued accomplishments, serious thoughts about how life has and will change, and some things I just can’t explain. We've also included a list with links for the graduate students who earned their Doctorate degree, as well as messages from the faculty, instructors, and advisors in the "stage party" that usually sits on stage during the ceremony in their grand regalia. --Prof. Michael Vitevitch, Chair
We give you the graduating Psychology students of 2020!
Undergraduate Class of 2020
Arman Ahmad Alhosseini
Quinn Marie Austin
Morgan Mary Buoy
Kirstie E. Camp
McKenzie Leigh Campbell
Marti Ally Collantes
Sadra Sayed Gerami
Julianne Marie Godchaux-Linneman
Elizabeth D. Grines
Alicen J. Meysing
Isabella R. Nardi
Ashleigh Cheray Pulaski
Elizabeth (Liz) Barton, Senior Academic Advisor Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience (S-Z)
Denise Farmer, Assistant Director, College Outreach and Online Programs
Taylor Hanna-Peterson, Academic Advisor Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience (A-H)
Kirsten Hermreck, Graduate Academic Advisor
Ben Herron, Academic Advisor Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience (Edwards Campus)
Smana Hitt, Course Scheduling Officer & Administrative Assistant
Kirsten Lanpher, Academic Advisor Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience (I-R)
Prof. Michael S. Vitevitch, Department Chair
Alma Mater (the Phi Mu Alpha Xi Chapter social distancing version)
Alma Mater (the Spring 2020 KU Wind Ensemble social distancing version)