Alcorn’s Psychology Society shows growth

Alcorn State University’s Psychology Society has showed an increase in growth and participation during this semester.

The organization recently participated in Alcorn’s Homecoming activities for the first time by introducing Eldric Moody and E’niya Rowry as Mr. and Miss. Psychology Society. The two reflected on how exciting it was to be the first to represent the organization.

“It was an honor to be elected the first Mr. Psychology Society,” said Eldric. “My representation of the organization in Coronation felt more than ordinary because we are trying to get more acknowledgement so that we can become one of the most known organizations on campus.”

“I am the first Miss Psychology Society,” said E’niya. “I honestly feel so honored that my peers thought that I was worthy of the title. To know that I am now part of a little piece of Alcorn’s history gives me so much joy.”

Coronation isn’t the only event that the organization has participated in. Last week, they accepted donations during their “Go PINK for a Cure” breast cancer event in the Clinton J. Bristow Jr. Dining Hall lobby. They continued the event with a breast cancer walk around the horseshoe. They also have gotten involved in student led activities during football games. Organization member Justin Knight is excited about the organization’s progress and its potential.

“Over the course of being involved in the Psychology Society, I’ve seen progress over the years,” said Justin. “The organization is getting more exposure on and off campus with all of the participation and members that have joined. I’ve enjoyed the family-like atmosphere that has been in the organization.”

The organization’s family oriented vibe is what influenced Ryshine Lucas to join.

“I was inspired to join the organization because I wanted to be more involved with my fellow psychology majors,” said Ryshine. “I felt as if joining would bring us closer, which it did.”

Dr. LaShawn Thompson, assistant professor of psychology and Psychology Society advisor, is proud of her students’ efforts to make the organization known across campus.

“I am ecstatic about the recent explosion of student participation in the organization,” said Thompson. “Our psychology students are really taking the initiative this year to be engaged in activities that promote the organization and its motto, ‘To reach the minds of our society, one BRAVE step at a time.’ I am excited about the organization and its future!”

For more information about the Psychology Society, contact Thompson at 601-877-6280 or [email protected].

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