SAINT PAUL, Minn.—A Minneapolis resident was selected a spring semester Outstanding Student at Metropolitan State University.
Tess Spence-Sing graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree psychology was chosen Outstanding Student representing the university’s College of Community Studies and Public Affairs. She was one of 1,058 students received bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at Metropolitan State’s 103rd commencement exercises on April 28, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center .
“I chose Metropolitan State University because it was affordable and because it allowed me to easily transfer and continue my four-year psychology degree,” Spence-Sing said. “I wanted to complete my bachelor’s degree in psychology and start getting prepared for graduate school.”
Spence-Sing is recognized on the Dean’s List and has applied to the Psi Chi International Honor Society. She conducted and prepared research to present at the Midwestern Psychological Association ‘s annual conference this month in Chicago. She is now planning to pursue a master’s degree.
An accomplished world traveler, Spence-Sing and her husband, Szymon, have visited New Orleans, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Poland, Croatia, and Italy—all in the four years since moving to the United States.
Advisor Dr. Glen Spielman of the university Psychology Department commented that Spence-Sing’s work is “the level of work I’d expect from a graduate student with substantially more training and clinical experience than you’ve had at this point.”