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Photo (left to right): Dr. Temika Simmons (Psi Chi advisor), Dr. Leslie Griffin (Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences), Jammie Marquez (Psi Chi president 2015-16), Dr. Duane Shuttlesworth (psychology faculty), Caroline Bickley (inductee), Alexis Williams (inductee), Dr. Jon Westfall (Psi Chi advisor), Heather Hudgins (inductee), Todd J. Hendrix (inductee), Mary Ashton Fowler (inductee), and Arianna Hodges (Psi Chi secretary).

Psi Chi inducts new members

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The Division of Counselor Education and Psychology recently introduced the spring 2016 inductees for Psi Chi, an international honor society in psychology.

The inductees include: Caroline Bickley, Katherine Cabrera, Mary Ashton Fowler, Todd J. Hendrix, Heather Hudgins, Alexis Williams and Karley Windham.

Psi Chi is an earned, lifelong, honorable membership. This honor is reserved for psychology majors and/or minors completing at least nine semester hours in psychology with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

President Lashaundrea Crook (left) of the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, presents Delta State student Katherine Floyd with the 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Student award.

Floyd honored as 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Student

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Delta State student Katherine Floyd recently received statewide recognition as the 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Student (Coordinated Programs) for Mississippi. She received the award at the annual Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MSAND) meeting in Hattiesburg in early April.

The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award program recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics education programs, and encourages their participation in the MSAND.

“Katie is one of the extremely rare students who combines most any characteristic and skill a professor could wish for in a student — professionalism, curiosity, quest for knowledge, ability to work as a team or individually, and strong work ethic. I could go on and on,” said Dr. Virginia Webb, assistant professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Delta State. “Katie has served as a leader at each university she attended and also served her university through volunteer efforts.”

Floyd excels as a student in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Delta State. She came to DSU after completing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi and a Master’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Delta State, and I believe my experience in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics has given me the knowledge and resources I need to begin my career as a successful dietitian,” said Floyd. “Working with my fellow interns, professors, patients, and interdisciplinary team of medical professionals has been an experience unlike any other, and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics.”

Dr. Ensley Howell also attended the MSAND conference.

“Katie is a very mature and hard working student,” said Howell. “She has served as president of the Student Dietetic Association and has been a model student. “

MSAND is a state affiliate association of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which has 70,000 members nationally and throughout the world.

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Master’s in Education ranks high in national affordability poll

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Delta State University has been identified as one of the 50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for a Master’s in Education in a recent national ranking.

Using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator, the organization Top Education Degrees selected schools offering a Master’s in Education degree with an undergraduate enrollment of less than 5,000.

Delta State came in at No. 14 across the nation.

Top Education Degrees’ mission is to provide high-quality, well-researched education and career resources for individuals in the education field.

See the full top 50 list at http://www.topeducationdegrees.org/rankings/affordable-small-colleges-masters-in-education-2016/.