Psi-Chi 2021-2022 Model Chapter Award

Dear Dr. Rourke, Dr. Chim and administrators, 

I am writing to extend my congratulations to your university’s Department of Psychology and chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, for receiving the 2021-2022 Model Chapter Award.  

Only 31 chapters received this award out of our nearly 1200 chapters around the globe. This places your Psi Chi chapter in the top 3% of all United States and international chapters. Wow!   

This recognition reflects a team of engaged student officers who participated in regular meetings and organized meaningful academic, social, and service activities for the members. Your chapter was also active with our society by voting, submitting timely reports, and sharing ideas with other chapters. These achievements are only possible because of the hard work and dedication of Dr. Rourke. Even outstanding student officers need a faculty mentor who can orient them to Psi Chi’s policies and procedures and guide them to this level of success. The award is evidence of an exceptional level of faculty service.

In addition to the excellent chapter leadership, we also appreciate Dr. Chim's who is currently serving in the elected position of Vice-President on the Board of Directors. Dr. Chim is playing a critical role in the management of an organization with over 750,000 lifetime members and a budget of 5 million dollars. Dr. Chim is also responsible for managing the programming and awards associated with the annual Western Region conference. She is a valuable member of our team and has significantly contributed to the success of our international society.

Dr. Rourke and Dr. Chim, along with your student officers and chapter, have indeed been exemplary role models.   

We are so proud of you! Thank you for all that you have done (and continue to do) at the chapter and university level for our members, society, and discipline.  


With gratitude,  Merry  


Merry J. Sleigh, Ph.D.  

Board President, Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology  

Professor, Winthrop University 

Rock Hill, SC