(CHICAGO) (June 19, 2013)—Leila Ellis-Nelson, a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and Cleveland native, was inducted into the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Graduate Honor Society was inaugurated by Yale University and Howard University in 2005, and now exceeds 200 members. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is the nation’s largest nonprofit graduate institution devoted to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences.
Leila is currently a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at TCSPP, Chicago campus. Her dissertation research explores the effects of internalized and institutionalized racism on the effects of higher education degree attainment for the African American population. Ellis-Nelson graduated Psi Chi: National Honor Society in Psychology, from the University of Toledo. She graduated from Beaumont High School in Cleveland Heights. She has participated in many extracurricular activities and groups including President of the Graduate Student Association of Black Culture and volunteered in Helping Our Youth Change Everyday (H.O.Y.C.E).
“Our inductees embody the qualities of Dr. Bouchet through their pursuit of academic excellence, community outreach and service,” said Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D., national president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “This high-achieving group of students is the first to represent The Chicago School in the Bouchet Honor Society, raising awareness of our learning institution as a school of choice, and our mission of innovation and quality. Our students, faculty and staff are very proud of their accomplishments, as am I.”
Ellis-Nelson is 1 of 33 students from TCSPP inducted into a network of pre-eminent scholars exemplifying academic and personal merit, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.
About The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyFounded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine & Westwood); and Washington D.C. as well as online/blended programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus