Students Win ‘Psychology Jeopardy’

June 3, 2004

Two Mary Baldwin University senior psychology majors, Stephanie Shelor and Celeste Tidrick, staged a come-from-behind win in the “Psychology Jeopardy” game that closed the Carolinas Psychology Conference this spring. The game, based on the popular television program “Jeopardy,” is a high-pressure, general-knowledge quiz covering a wide variety of topics in psychology.

The students brought home a trophy to be displayed in Pearce Science Center. Mary Baldwin’s name will be engraved on another trophy to be displayed at future conferences. Both students won one-year memberships in both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Last year’s winner was Duke University.

The Carolinas Psychology Conference is a Southeastern regional meeting of undergraduate students in psychology and related fields. It is co-sponsored by North Carolina State University and Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

From Mary Baldwin, 14 senior psychology majors, one senior biology major, two junior psychology majors, and four psychology faculty made the trip to Raleigh in April, where seven Mary Baldwin senior theses were presented. “Our students, both in appearance and behavior, presented themselves in a more professional light than did many of their peers from other institutions,” said John Kibler, professor of psychology.

Shelor, of Meadows of Dan, Virginia, has been on the Mary Baldwin Honors List, was Most Dedicated Player of the volleyball team in 2003, and was named a scholar-athlete. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this spring.

Tidrick, also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has been an Honor Scholar all four years at Mary Baldwin. From Warren, Pennsylvania, she was named to Alpha Lambda Delta, the honor society for freshmen.