Student Awards and Organizations

The Behavioral Sciences Department is proud of our students. Students are recognized for their achievements in Behavioral Sciences courses at the Student Awards Assembly each spring. There also are opportunities to be involved in student organizations that are centered around the Behavioral Sciences. Check out our amazing students and organizations!


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Psi Beta

Psi Beta is a national honor society for students attending two-year colleges, inviting students who plan to major or minor in psychology, as well as students who simply have an interest in psychology. 

Membership is open to students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 and have completed a college-level psychology course with a grade of B or higher.

If you're interested, contact your faculty advisor.

Behavioral Sciences Club

The Behavioral Sciences Club is for students interested in or majoring in the Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Humanities). Club members will have opportunities to learn more about these areas. This organization will also provide opportunities for leadership, service, and fellowship. If you are interested, contact one of our faculty advisors:

Dr. Julianna Harris,

Dr. Alicia Barr, 

Student Awards

The following students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements at South Plains College at the Student Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2024. Students are nominated and selected for these awards by faculty in the Behavioral Sciences department.

Adamarie Torres, Outstanding Student in Psychology
Alexandra Stanton, Outstanding Student in Psychology
Grayson Edens, Outstanding Student in Sociology
Taysa Agnew, Outstanding Student in Sociology
Addison Medley, Outstanding Student in Social Work
Presila Gonzales, Outstanding Student in Social Work  
Ray Sanchez, Outstanding Student in Mexican-American Studies
Brianna Castro, Outstanding Student in Mexican-American Studies

Student Spotlight

We are currently featuring Jazmin D. Morales, of Lubbock, TX. Jazmin started her journey as a non-traditional student at SPC. She completed her Associate of Arts in Psychology from South Plains College in 2022. In May 2024, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology major with a double minor in Forensic Science and Spanish. Jazmin is interested in all things psychology and is a generalist when it comes to her research interests. She has found a passion in studying personality and assessment alongside diagnosis and treatment. Jazmin aims to pursue graduate school to obtain her PhD in clinical/counseling psychology. In her free time, Jazmin enjoys reading books, trying new coffee shops, getting lost in writing her novel, and spending time with her family.

When asked what SPC has meant to her, Jazmin responded:"

South Plains College has played a very important role in my academic life. SPC helped to guide me in the direction that I needed to pursue my dream of becoming a psychologist. Every class, professor, and advisor provided not only their knowledge but also their continued support in my path. I was better prepared for the coursework and continued to remember the things I learned over the years at SPC. When I transferred to TTU, I felt at ease that I had knowledge about the courses and used my study techniques that I learned until graduation. South Plains College has been a great part of my academic journey, and I cannot express my gratitude enough to all the staff and faculty who made my experience nothing less than wonderful! I don’t think that I would have been able to continue my undergraduate career without the help of the SPC family!"

  • Jazmin D. Morales
  • Jazmin D. Morales

Previously Featured Students:

Rebecca Gilliland - SPC class of 2019, LCU class of 2021

Kevin Allen - SPC class of 2022

Adeniyi J. Omojola - SPC class of 2021, TTU class of  2023