McKendree University Awards Peyton Osgood with Technos International Prize

Peyton Osgood(LEBANON, Ill., May 17, 2023) – Peyton Osgood, an Honors Program student from Oak Lawn, Ill., is this year’s recipient of the Technos International Prize. The award was presented on Friday, May 12 during the undergraduate commencement ceremony, where Osgood graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with minors in history and clinical and counseling psychology.

The Technos International Prize is given each year by the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust for outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to the cause of international understanding. Osgood accepted the award amid a wild round of applause from peers, faculty and family members alike.

At McKendree, Osgood was a member of the concert band and wind ensemble for all four years, a UNI 101 peer mentor, a student success mentor, a professional and engaging communicator, and an intellectual leader on campus. During the summer of 2022, Osgood was chosen to receive a Fulbright-Mitacs internship to conduct research at Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly known as Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada for 12 weeks.

In April, Osgood was recognized by the university for outstanding academic achievement in psychology. Osgood is also a member of several honor societies, including Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Following graduation, Osgood plans to move to California to pursue a master’s degree in school counseling.