Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

PSYCD Students and Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments

PSYCD students and faculty have been recently recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to all our 2019-20 award winners!

2020 College of Liberal Arts Award for Early Career Achievement in Teaching

Kelly Bennion


Cal Poly "Great Grads" 2020 - College of Liberal Arts

Felipe R. Garcia

Read more about Cal Poly's 2020 'Great Grads' here.


PSY CD Department 2020 Senior Award Winners

Academic Excellence

GPA is the major consideration, although additional criteria are relevant such as professional or scholarly initiative (e.g. research participation, conference attendance, special projects).

Child Development

Jade Franklin

Isabella Saliba Long


Olga Baryshnikova

Ryan Untalan

MS Program

Kristin Youngberg

Leadership to the Department

Students who provided strong leadership in the department through activities such as department and/or college-wide clubs, committees, special projects, and activities related to representing the students in our department.

Child Development

Skyler Gin

Sarah Sherwin


Alyssa Perez

Leadership and Service to the MS Program

Students who provided exceptional representation of the Psychology Graduate Program to the campus and community.

Karen Akre

Brianna Simpson

Service to the Community

Students who have provided high levels of dedication to the campus and community through service, volunteering, and other activities.

Child Development

Hannah Randolph


Luis Fernando Ibarra Guzman

Leadership in Diversity

Students who have demonstrated outstanding effort toward furthering the department's commitment to diversity and inclusivity.


Eliana Hollinger

Research Excellence

Students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in scholarly research.

Child Development

Danie Thomas


Gabriel Lavezzi

Caroline Stiver

Outstanding Senior/ Graduate Student

Special attention is given to the graduating student who met multiple award criteria above and also made an outstanding contribution to the department as a whole.

Child Development

Irena Dezazzo


Gabriel Lavezzi

MS Program

Hannah Riley


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