CSB graduate wins Minnesota Psychology Association award – CSB / SJU



Annie Griebie, a 2021 alumnus of the College of Saint Benedict, won the Minnesota Psychological Association award 2021 Donald G. Paterson Undergraduate Award in Psychology.

Griebie is the third CSB student to win the award in the 60-year history of this honor, awarded to “the outstanding graduate student planning a career in psychology”. The previous CSB laureates were Samantha Heintzelman in 2009 and Alexandra Lenzen in 2012.

The prize will be awarded during the Association’s Friday October 1 Forum.

The psychology department at each college and university in Minnesota can nominate an outstanding senior psychology student for the Paterson Prize, which is named after a professor who has played a major role in the development of the University of Minnesota’s psychology department. Minnesota. Applicants are assessed on the basis of their talent, interest and potential in the field of psychology.

The purpose of this $ 350 scholarship is to recognize and encourage high achievement in undergraduate psychology. Applications from students whose work has been oriented towards applied problems and field experience, in addition to students whose work has been primarily theoretical in nature in the laboratory, are welcome.

Griebie, a major in psychology with a minor in biology, graduated egregia cum laude with a cumulative grade point average of 4.00. She has been on the Dean’s List every four years and has been inducted as a Fellow of the Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society of the CBS and the University of Saint John’s. She was also awarded the 2017-21 CSB Trustee Scholarship.

She defended her specialization thesis, “The influence of personality on the style of presidential leadership (with a case study of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States)”, in April 2021. This study was selected by the CSB / SJU Office of Undergraduate Research as the flagship presentation on the Spring 2021 Scholarship and Creativity Celebration Day.

Griebie co-presented an article with Aubrey Immelman, Associate Professor of Psychology, on “The personality profile and leadership style of the ruling US President Donald J. Trump” at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, and on “The Personality Profile and Leadership Style of US President Joe Biden” at the 2021 meeting.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Griebie was also a four-year member and one-year captain of the CSB dance team. She has also served her community as a volunteer counselor in various Minnesota camps for people with various chronic illnesses, as well as a volunteer in Minnesota children’s hospitals and clinics.

Griebe is currently a first year doctoral student in industrial / organizational psychology. program at the University of Minnesota.


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