MCC Instructor Elected to National Council

(Bradenton, Fla., March 21, 2007) - Dr. Sheri Chejlyk, a Manatee Community College (MCC) psychology instructor, has been elected to serve as the next Southeastern Regional Vice President of Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and  junior colleges. Chejlyk is faculty advisor to the MCC Venice Psi Beta chapter.

During her two-year term on the national council, Chejlyk will serve as a mentor for new and continuing Psi Beta chapters within her region of the country. Service on the prestigious council includes attendance and participation at the American Psychological Association's annual conference, which will be held in San Francisco in August.

Chejlyk joined the MCC faculty in August 2004. An MCC alumna, she has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Florida and was recently awarded her doctorate in educational psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn. Chejlyk was named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2005 and volunteers with the Safe Coalition for Children and the American Cancer Society.

The mission of the Psi Beta National Honor Society is to enhance professional development of psychology students at community colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service. Psi Beta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.


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