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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

2011 Syracuse University PRIDE Scholars to present research findings at 4th annual symposium

Psychology Research and Diversity Enhancement (PRIDE)

June 30, 2011, by Judy Holmes

The Department of Psychology in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host the 4th annual Psychology Research and Diversity Enhancement (PRIDE) Symposium from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 7 in Huntington Hall, Room 530 C. The symposium is open to the campus community and will include presentations by the 2011 PRIDE scholars. Refreshments will be served.

Established in 2008, the highly competitive PRIDE Program provides a faculty-mentored research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who plan to pursue graduate degrees in psychology. Overseen by Linda Galbato, director of student development, the eight-week program also includes student participation in a weekly seminar series focused on career exploration and selecting and preparing for graduate school.

The program is currently supported by the Department of Psychology and the Allport Project, SU’s Graduate School, and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

The 2011 PRIDE scholars are:
•    Stephanie Alvarez, a junior mentored by Professor Craig Ewart
•    Denise Figueroa, a junior mentored by Associate Professor Peter Vanable, chair of the Department of Psychology;
•    Jessica Fontaine, a junior mentored by Assistant Professor Amy Criss; and
•    Shanay Ferguson and Tia Lomax, both seniors being mentored by Associate Professor Tanya Eckert, area director for the school psychology doctoral program.