Published on June 12, 2013  

Samford’s Psychology Department presented its annual Janice R. Teal Award at the end of the spring 2013 semester. 

This year’s award, for the outstanding senior psychology major, went to Jacqueline Brooke Elkins. The award recognizes:
• Classroom performance evidenced by overall GPA
• Quantity and quality of involvement in psychology research
• Overall cooperation with faculty and peers
• Participation in non-required departmental activities
• Career goals

Elkins, the unanimous choice of the faculty, plans to attend graduate school in industrial and organizational psychology at Middle Tennessee State University next year.
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