KPU honours psychology graduate with President’s Outstanding Graduate Award

Mon, Feb 16, 2009

 Cindy Parry, Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology graduate, received the President’s Outstanding Graduate Award at KPU’s convocation ceremony. 

Presented annually, this award encourages KPU students to excel in their chosen fields of study and to participate in university, student and community activities to the benefit of others. Recipients have completed all their study in one program at KPU; have consistently shown outstanding ability in the field; have contributed in a significant way to KPU or community affairs; and may be recommended by faculty. 

Parry, a Richmond resident, was inspired by her knowledgeable and supportive faculty after studying two courses at KPU and decided to pursue her passion in psychology. Four years later, this mother of eight earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology degree with outstanding academic achievements to her credit. Aside from studying, Parry was actively involved in extracurricular activities. She was a member of the President’s Ambassadorial Team and president of the KPU Psychological Society (KPS). Through the KPS, she worked to enhance the social and academic experience of psychology students by organizing a variety of mingling opportunities and academic events. 

Parry credits KPU’s exceptional learning environment for her success, and comments, “The calibre of instruction, the expertise of the professors, and the approachability of the faculty facilitated an extended learning that went far beyond anything the textbooks had to offer.” 

For more information about KPU’s Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology program and Faculty of Social Sciences, visit: 

KPU’s mission is to create an exceptional undergraduate learning environment committed to preparing learners for leadership, service and success. KPU has a mandate to develop and offer baccalaureate degrees that will prepare students for fulfilling careers. 



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