PSA: Gamma Nu Chapter

Welcome to our Chapter!

We are the Gamma Nu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Science Honors Society. Our chapter was chartered in 1956 by Professor William O. "Doc" Farber and has included many notable alumni. Dr. Julia Hellwege took over the organization as faculty adviser in 2017.

In Spring 2021 following the 100-year anniversary of PSA, the students of PSA, lead by co-presidents Amber Hulse and Carissa Occhipinto created the first Farber Legacy newsletter. The nearly 40-page newsletter includes stories written by USD Dept. of Political Science students related to Doc's legacy, our alumni, student organizations, and current events,

To read more about the national PSA organization, please visit their website. There you can find information about membership and activities, such as the PSA student conference and the PSA undergraduate journal.

Read the Farber Legacy Newsletter here:



PSA: Gamma Nu members

2022 Inductees:

Brayden Case

David Barnes

JoElla Kleinhesselink

Margaret Meierhenry

Maggie Erickson

Caleb Swanson

Rachel Overstreet

Ashley Gustafson

Trenton Hoekstra

Miranda Schulte

Daniel Aman

Allison Horkey

Ryan Conover

Lexi McKee-Hemenway

Caitlin Kroemer

Avery Palsma

2021 Inductees:

Alex Buss, Co-president

Becca Thompson, Co-president

Kacy Tubbs, Secretary

Kailena Anderson, Treasurer

Sydnee Pottebaum, Newsletter editor

Peyton Mueller

Ally Feiner

Micah Moen

Brianna Zimmer

Tallon Everson

Christina Vogel

Pierce Richardson

2020 Inductees:

Amber Hulse, Co-president

Carissa Occhipino, Co-president

Katarina Callahan

Victoria Mendoza

Gililan Woodward

David Barnes

Robert Marlow

Thomas Maher

Gabriel Josko