Stephanie Loria recognized as promising psychologist
2009 Jul 21Augustana junior Stephanie Loria is one of two students chosen to receive a Clifford Fenwick Scholarship for 2009. This scholarship honors students who have completed their sophomore year and show exceptional motivation and ability in their study of psychology. Loria is a double-major in psychology and art history. She is the daughter of Steven and Jill Loria from Crystal Lake, Illinois and a graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. Her involvement at Augustana includes being a member of the Sigma Pi Delta sorority and serving as the vice president of both Augustana's mental health awareness organization and the Greek leadership honor society. As a sophomore, Loria co-authored two psychology research studies, formally presented her research, and assisted a graduate student with her dissertation. She was also inducted into the prestigious Psi Chi National Honors Society in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to enter a graduate clinical psychology program. Loria credits the supportive psychology faculty for providing her with so many valuable learning opportunities. "It is wonderful to know that you have a whole department of caring people standing behind you while you work towards your degree," Loria said. The Clifford Fenwick Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 in memory of Clifford Fenwick, the father of Augustana psychology professor Dr. S.A. Fenwick. Dr. Fenwick has been teaching at Augustana since 1979 and selects the Clifford Fenwick scholarship recipients. "It's always a hard choice because there are so many deserving students," she said. "I choose students who value their education for its own sake and also embody my father's love of people."