Veda Charlton

The Psi Chi International Honor Society has recognized Veda Charlton, clinical instructor of psychology, with the 2018-19 Southwest Regional Faculty Advisor Award.

“On behalf of the Psi Chi board of directors, the awards committee and all of Psi Chi, thank you for your many outstanding contributions to our society. Psi Chi is fortunate to have such a dedicated faculty advisor at the University of Central Arkansas serving as a role model for psychology students and Psi Chi advisors everywhere,” said Paige Anctil, awards and grants officer at Psi Chi.

The Psi Chi chapter at the University of Central Arkansas was installed in 1970 and has inducted more than 750 members. Minimum qualifications for membership include completion of at least three psychology courses and a cumulative and psychology GPA of at least 3.5 and a GPA in the top 35 percent of the candidate’s class.

Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, was founded on September 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The society’s purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the world. Since 1929, Psi Chi has installed more than 1,090 chapters and inducted more than 500,000 members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. These chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the society but also sponsor programs that augment the regular curriculum, offer service to the campus and the community at large, develop leadership skills, and provide fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. For more information about Psi Chi and its grants, awards and service programs, go to the Psi Chi website at Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

For more information about membership or the UCA Psi Chi chapter, contact Charlton, at 501-450-5416 or