Annually, the Psychology Department recognizes outstanding students with a public announcement and inclusion of their names on award plaques displayed in the department. There are three student awards:
William Trumpeter Award
"TO THE GRADUATE JUDGED MOST LIKELY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROFESSION OF PSYCHOLOGY"
Established in 1972 by his parents following his accidental death one year after earning a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (1971). The award is a recognition of the graduating senior who shows the greatest promise of continuing professionally and making a contribution to the field of psychology.
Cora I. Orr Award
"IN RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT"
Established in 1965 to honor the memory of a colleague who contributed greatly over many years to the Psychology Department. Each year the award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated high academic performance and made a significant contribution to Muskingum's psychology program.
Mark Euken Award
"TO THE UNDERGRADUATE WHO SHOWS EXEMPLARY INDEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES"
Established in 1993 to honor the memory of Mark Euken who suddenly died during his senior year in the midst of an academic career marked by excellence and great promise. It is awarded each year to the psychology student who best exemplifies Mark's remarkable commitment to independent scholarly activities and high levels of academic achievement. The recipient of this recognition is announced during an annual Mark Euken Colloquium which is jointly sponsored by the Psychology Department and Mark's fraternity, the STAG CLUB.
A list of all previous award winners can be found here.