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BC Seniors Receive 2017 Psychology Awards

Ariana Brice, Jessica Henline and Katelyn D. Senger received the Donald R. Witters Psychology Awards presented during the college awards ceremony.

The psychology awards are named in honor of Dr. Donald R. Witters, who retired at the end of the 2005-2006 academic year as professor of psychology emeritus. He joined the Bridgewater College faculty in 1968 as a professor of psychology and served as chair of the department from 1990 to 1996.

The Outstanding Research Award was presented to Brice for excellence in demonstrated research and potential to contribute to the knowledge base within the discipline.

Brice, a psychology and applied chemistry double major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brice of Palm Coast, Fla. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Psi Chi, an international psychology honor society.

She completed an honors project, “The Impact of Oxycodone Exposure on the Adolescent Brain.”

Brice will pursue a Ph.D. in the Department of Pharmacodynamics at the University of Florida.

The Outstanding Leadership Award was presented to Henline for extraordinary demonstration of leadership across campus.

Henline, a psychology major, is the daughter of Valerie and Webb Henline of Boiling Springs, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society.

The Outstanding Academic Award was presented to Senger for consistently superior performance in the classroom.

Senger, a psychology and sociology double major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Senger of Bridgewater, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi and serves as president of the campus chapter of Psi Chi.

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