Cape Girardeau, Mo., March 26, 2004 – The Department of Psychology at Southeast Missouri State University has announced that Deborah Bychowski of Marion, Ill., a senior majoring in psychology, is the first recipient of the Hoover Scholarship for the spring 2004 semester.
The scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and who is involved in student activities such as Psychology Club or Psi Chi. Students who have collaborated with faculty conducting research or who have conducted independent research projects, attended psychology conferences and meetings, made presentation at meetings or published papers also are considered. Students who are involved in internship training, have demonstrated positive interest in classroom learning, prepared for graduation with distinction, mentored another student, been a good colleague with other students in and out of class, and have demonstrated high quality in written oral work are eligible for the award.
Bychowski is expected to graduate with distinction in May with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. She is a member of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology undergraduates, and has been an exemplary student in many other areas. Bychowski has conducted two research projects at the University, while maintaining an excellent academic average. She will present her research findings at two upcoming conferences. Bychowski also has served as a tutor to several students.