Pipeline Program

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.

Students at the Hispanic Festival on Campus

For more information about the Pipeline Program, please contact Dr. Michelle Johnson at (706) 667-4619 or



2020-2021 academic year

Social Event

Sept. 11, 2020 7 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Trivia Night

Meeting 1

Oct. 9, 2020 7 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Socratic Circle with Dr. Tiffany Townsend, clinical psychologist and Chief Diversity Officer of Augusta University

Social Event

Feb. 3, 2021 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

D. Douglas Barnard Amphitheater

Club Fest

Meeting 2

Feb. 26, 2021 7 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

How to Ace that Grad School Interview

Social Event

March 19, 2021 7 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Trivia Night

Social Event

April 2021


Movie Night

Kenneth and Mamie Phipps Clark Mentoring Award

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

Student Award Recipients

Keylanni Hatfield

Keylanni Hatfield, 2020 Recipient

  • 2019 – Elinita Pollard and Jamani Garner
  • 2018 – Erin Park
  • 2016 – 2017 - Kiana Ladson and Sequoia Sinclair
  • 2015 – Marana Gainer
  • 2014 – Marquita Bostic and Asian Brown
  • 2013 – Lylli Cain
  • 2012 – Tashera Heights and Makenzie Morrison
  • 2011 – Andre Patterson
  • 2010 – Maleeha Ahmad
  • 2009 – Jerry Oliver
  • 2007 - 2008 – Sheron Young
  • 2006 – Celeste Williams and Liza Navarro
  • 2005 – Quendria Johnson
Blessing Adeyemo

Blessing Adeyemo, 2020 recipient