2023 Bouchet Society Inductees


Congratulations to the following community members for their induction to The Chicago School’s chapter of the Bouchet Society. They have exemplified academic and personal excellence, fostered environments of support, and served as example of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy.

Chandini Dublin – D.C., Business Psychology
Tracie McCargo – D.C., Business Psychology
D’Alizza Mercedes – D.C. Organizational Leadership
Mtondela Mondoloka – Online, Business Psychology
Dr. Annette Griffith – Online, ABA
Dr. Victoria Liu – Online, ABA Department 

The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. Edward A. Bouchet (1852-1918) earned a Ph.D. in physics at Yale University in 1876. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate in the U.S. and only the sixth person in the western hemisphere to earn a doctorate in physics. ​

Inaugurated simultaneously at Yale University and Howard University in September 2005, the Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been historically underrepresented in the academy. In the spirit of Dr. Bouchet’s commitment to these pursuits both inside and outside of the academic realm, inductees into the honor society bearing his name should exhibit these qualities as well.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology became a member of the Bouchet Society in 2013. The school’s charter was presented to President Michele Nealon at the annual induction ceremony at Yale University. Representing the University as well were Drs. Orlando Taylor and Patricia Arredondo. Dr. Taylor is a founding member of the Bouchet Society.

Membership in the Bouchet Society is open to Ph.D. students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds who have outstanding academic records and are committed to using their doctoral education to advance leadership, diversity, research, and/or public service.​​

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