Ellen Pucke has been awarded the Kristin Hornaday Garrett Memorial Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. The scholarship is made to a rising junior psychology major who has demonstrated high academic achievement and who shows promise for success in any area of graduate study and/or a professional career in Health Psychology.
Kristin Hornaday was a psychology major and a distinguished alumna of the Denison class of 1988. Her untimely death in 1993 cut short a life of great promise. Funds contributed by Kristin’s family and friends have established this memorial scholarship.
Ellen is an outstanding student and active member of the psychology department at Denison. She currently serves on the leadership team of NERD (Neuroscience Education and Research at Denison). This summer, she will work with Dr. Susan Kennedy on a research project examining the effects of neonatal social isolation and methylphenidate consumption on juvenile rats.
Next year, Ellen will study positive psychology in Copenhagen through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. After graduation, she hopes to earn a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on public policy and public health.