Class of 2023 Outstanding Graduate
A native of South Williamsport, Pa., Amilee will graduate summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. An honors scholar, she is a recipient of the esteemed Keystone College Academic Excellence Scholarship and will receive her baccalaureate degree in only three years. Amilee will continue her education in Point Park University’s clinical psychology doctoral program which accepts only 7% of applicants. While at Point Park, she will serve as a graduate assistant and play on the women’s soccer team.
Amilee’s passion for learning is evident in her many independent research projects that were conducted under the guidance of a variety of Keystone College faculty members. In her second year at Keystone, she served as a research assistant in Associate Professor Dr. Steven Howell’s Meaningful Work lab. She also conducted research under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Michael McDougall. The research, “Meanings and Meaningfulness in Same-Sex Female Friendships,” was presented at the Eastern Psychological Association’s annual conference in Boston, Mass. this spring.
She has completed research with fellow Keystone student Megan Weber, “Exploring Meaningful Friendship in Later Life.” This piece of research, supervised by Dr. McDougall, was the recipient of the Keystone Excellence in Research Award at the 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creativity Celebration. Amilee also received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Turock School of Arts and Sciences during All-College Honors Convocation.
Amilee’s accomplishments in and out of the classroom have been exceptional. As a student-athlete, she participated in both women’s soccer and lacrosse, served as captain of the soccer team, and was named a Colonial States Athletics Conference Academic All-District Athlete. She is also a member of Pennsylvania’s Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, a national honor society that recognizes undergraduate student-athletes who excel in the classroom and in athletic competition. She served as a resident assistant for Keystone College Residence Life where she guided and supported her fellow students, and also was the secretary and vice president of the Criminal Justice/Psychology Club.