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Psychology Department Hosts Virtual Honors Reception  

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Psychology Department faculty members in 2019.

The Psychology Department inducted 28 Seton Hall University students into its chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, at a virtual version of its annual spring honors reception event on Friday, April 24 (a video of the event is available here). Seton Hall's chapter of Psi Chi has played an active role in the department since its founding in 1969. Psi Chi's purpose is to "recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology."

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Kelly Murphy, Psychology department honors citation recipient.

Also at this event, the Psychology Honors Citation was awarded to senior Kelly Murphy, with honorable mention to Taylor Heuer and Florence Mayrand. The Psychology Experiential Education Award was given to JuliaRose Marsh, with honorable mention to Amber Benevento and Jennifer Pariona.

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Ishani Sanyal, Donald Lombardi memorial scholarship recipient

The annual Donald M. Lombardi scholarship was awarded to Ishani Sanyal. Also nominated were Stephanie Chiommino and Shannon Kirdzik. Dr. Lombardi was a respected and beloved colleague and teacher who, except for his graduate education, was part of the Seton Hall community for nearly fifty years. To honor Dr. Lombardi's memory, the Donald N. Lombardi Scholarship is awarded to a psychology major in their junior year who demonstrates academic excellence, exceptional service to the department and community, participates in scholarly activities, and shows promise as a researcher or practitioner in psychology. Each year, three students are nominated by the department faculty to apply for the award and are then interviewed by a committee that includes Dr. Lombardi's son Mr. Nicholas Lombardi, Associate Professor Jeffrey Levy, and a representative from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, who this year was Professor Janine Buckner. 

About Psychology at Seton Hall
The Psychology Department at Seton Hall University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our B.A. program provides academic courses and internship opportunities that prepare you for a wide range of careers focused on understanding behavior — from graduate studies in psychology, medicine or law to careers in business, research or school settings. Our B.S. program emphasizes research-related skills and the scientific aspects of psychology, so it's ideal for students interested in doctoral programs in psychology or medical school. It's also a good choice if you have a strong aptitude for math and the sciences, regardless of your eventual career. The Department of Psychology offers the Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology (with concentrations in General Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience).  The program is designed to train students in the scientific methods of psychology in preparation for involvement in basic research and teaching, as well as for work in applied settings (e.g. clinical psychology or industrial/organizational psychology).  

For more information, please contact Dr. Amy Hunter at or Ms. Willie Yaylaci at

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For more information, please contact:

  • Amy Hunter
  • (973) 214-8426
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