In 2003, in response to the American Psychological Association’s call to increase representation in psychology, our department established a Pipeline program.
Pipeline includes underrepresented students (e.g., students of color, first generation college students, or students who face economic challenges) of all academic levels and is modeled according to the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments Model. Culturally engaging campus environments (e.g., cultural familiarity, collectivist cultural orientations) are linked with increased likelihood of student success. To achieve greater representation in psychology graduate programs and careers, the Department of Psychological Sciences at Augusta University is invested in providing a culturally engaging environment, improving student knowledge, academic self-efficacy, satisfaction, and retention and graduation rates. We hold monthly mentoring and/or social meetings to provide students with information related to graduate school, enhanced educational opportunities (e.g., mentoring and research opportunities), and a sense of cohesiveness.
Below is a timeline of events for the 2019-2020 academic year:
The recipients of this award are offered one-on-one mentoring with faculty, research opportunities with faculty and/or graduate students, and financial support for professional development.
To be eligible for the award, students must identify as ethnic minority OR first generation college student, have declared psychology as their major, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and taken at least three psychology courses.
If you have any questions about the award, please contact Dr. Michelle Johnson
Elinita Pollard, 2019 Recipient
Jamani Garner, 2019 recipient