School of Psychology & Counseling

Association of Black Psychologists Holds First Induction Ceremony

July 20, 2011

by Bethany Womack

The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) recently hosted its first officer Induction Ceremony to introduce and pass on the torch to the new officers for the 2011-2012 school year. ABPsi is an organization dedicated to advancing the profession of African psychology and promoting social change in black communities.

The Induction Ceremony was established to inform the faculty, staff and students about the mission and goals of ABPsi for the upcoming year. The out-going officers shared words of wisdom for the newly inducted officers to encourage them in their future endeavors. The new officers explained their goals for the upcoming year. The group was appreciative of faculty advisor, Dr. Vickey Maclin and Dean, Dr. Bill Hathaway for sharing their own inspirational thoughts with the ABPsi members.

The newly inducted officers for 2011-2012 are Mirriam Kimani (president/event coordinator), Justin Hopkins (vice president), Brett Dodd (treasurer), Anjelica Harris (secretary), LaVerne Washington (public relations officer), Bethany Womack (public relations officer), Jarrel Taylor (historian), Ryan Adams (community outreach liaison), and Joseph McCray (chaplain). This year the ABPsi inducted more officers than in any past year.

ABPsi has exciting plans to be involved in the community this upcoming year. Please watch for upcoming ABPsi events in this year's calendar. The organization is currently raising support for the Generosity Water benefit on the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship this August 26th. Please visit their webpage for more information on this event.

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