News & Events Blog

Mental Health Counseling Student Wins Award

Congratulations to Katelyn Bates, first-year Mental Health Counseling student, won the Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association (ArMHCA) $1000 Dr. Ann Thomas Graduate Student Scholarship award for the outstanding graduate student in 2013-2014.

Cory Cobb Wins Outstanding Student Award

Congrats to Cory Cobb for being chosen this year's Richard A. Scott Outstanding Psychology Student. Cory received a check for $750 and his name on a department plaque.

Congrats also to the runners-up - Mary Catherine Rogers and Taylor Black.

2014 UCA Department of Psychology & Counseling Awards & Recognition Reception

Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 PM

Mike’s Place

808 Front Street, Conway, AR (click here for directions)

$12 per person for a buffet style dinner (entree, vegetable, salad, and water or tea*)

** Additional drinks available for purchase **

Live music provided by Dr. John Murphy

Business casual attire is recommended

The Awards and Recognitions reception is our annual end of the year event where students, faculty, alumni, and friends come together to celebrate the many accomplishments of our program over the past year.  This event is open to all who are interested in joining us in celebrating our accomplishments.

The 2013 – 2014 Psi Chi, the International Honor’s Society in Psychology, new member induction ceremony will be conducted as a part of the Awards & Recognitions Reception.


Tickets can be purchased from Dr. Charlton, Kayla Gowin, Paula Simons or online (   -- all online purchases include a $1.65 per ticket service charge).

Congrats to Patt Wilson

Patt Wilson (Administrative Assistant) was a finalist for the annual UCA Employee of the Year Award.

Congrats to Dr. Paul Nail

Dr. Paul Nail was a finalist for the annual UCA Scholarship/Creativity Award.

School Psychology Doctoral Program Receives APA Re-accreditation

Congratulations to the Ph.D. program in School Psychology for receiving APA re-accreditation for another 7 years!

SWPA Psi Chi Awards

Congratulations to undergraduates Cory Cobb and Kelli Wierzbicki for receiving Psi Chi Regional Research Awards at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association.

UCA Sweeps Awards at Southwestern Psychological Association

UCA psychology students won all of the awards in the the SWPA undergraduate research competition and the graduate competition in San Antonio, TX!. Here are the winners:

Undergraduate competition: 1st-Heather Downs, 2nd-Cory Cobb, 3rd-Alex Stauter, 4th-Mary Catherine Rogers

Graduate competition: 1st-Michael Marsden, 2nd-Tiffany Wierzbicki, 3rd-Danielle Umland

SWPA Showcase Award: Zachery Stillman


Finalists for Outstanding Psychology Student Award

Congratulations to:

Taylor Black

Cory Cobb

Mary Catherine Rogers

The undergraduate psychology majors were selected as the finalists for the annual Richard Scott Outstanding Psychology Student Award. The winner will receive $750, 1st runner-up $250, and 2nd runner-up $100. The award will be made at the annual awards banquet at Mike's Place on April 17.


Counseling Psychology Rountable Discussion

Dr. Jan Church, Children's Hospital / UAMS, will discuss the treatment of victims of child sexual abuse on Friday, Mar 21, 9-12, in MAS 200.