James Madison University

Jerry O. Haynes Memorial Award for Outstanding Seniors

This award is named after faculty member Jerry O. Haynes, and honors graduating seniors who possess outstanding records of achievement in academics, service, and research.

2018 Award Recipient


Eryn Donovan

Eryn Donovan
  • Works with Dr. Jessica Irons examining cue-induced nicotine withdrawal in humans, the effects of alcohol priming on substance preferences, and the effects of rhetoric on food preferences.
  • Was awarded a Psi Chi National Research grant to study the effects of rhetoric on food preferences.
  • Has worked in Dr. Jeff Dyche's lab for several semesters.  Her lab activities include daily care and handling of animals.
  • Served as an undergraduate TA for Honors Introductory Psychology and Psychological Research Methods under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Irons.
  • Won Outstanding Achievement in Statistics and Research Methods in the Department of Psychology and the Junior Award for Achievement in Research.
  • Plans to attend The University of Michigan to earn her PhD beginning Fall 2018.

2017 Award Recipient


Allison Brandmark

Allison Brandmark
  • Has conducted research with Dr. Trevor Stokes Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen and has presented research at local and national conferences.
  • Serves as a Student Therapist for the Alvin V. Baird Center and Inter-Professional Autism Clinic.
  • Serves as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Psychology under the supervision of Kirsten Ducker.
  • Is a member and serves as treasurer of the JMU Chapter of Psi Chi.
  • Co-Captain at JMU Psychology Service Org's Day with the Dukes (Volunteer), Member of the Tri-Psyc Relay for Life Team (Volunteer), is Vice President of JMU Best Buddies, and Secretary of Friends of Rachel at JMU, is a tutor for the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program.
  • Was awarded the James J. Hart Memorial Scholarship in 2016.