The McKendrean Magazine for McKendree Univeristy - Summer 2023

Peyton Osgood Wins Technos International Prize

Peyton OsgoodPeyton Osgood ’23 of Crest Hill, Ill., is this year’s recipient of the Technos International Prize. The award was presented on May 12 during the undergraduate commencement ceremony, where Peyton graduated with a degree in psychology with minors in history and clinical and counseling psychology. Peyton accepted the award amid a wild round of applause from peers, faculty, staff, and family members alike.

At McKendree, Peyton 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, Peyton 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, Peyton was recognized by the university for outstanding academic achievement in psychology. Peyton 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, Peyton plans to move to California to pursue a master’s degree in school counseling.