Date: September 28, 2005
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, September 28, 2005 – The Board of Governors Bachelor of Arts degree program at Governors State University has selected Maike Meyer as its 2005 Robert A. Pringle Memorial Scholarship award recipient.
|2005 Scholarship Winner - Maike Meyer
The scholarship is administered through an endowment by the Pringle family. Robert Pringle, in whose name the scholarship is awarded, helped create the Board of Governors degree program in Illinois thirty years ago.
"Maike is exactly the sort of woman we want representing not only our university, but or Board of Governors degree program," said John Stoll, dean of the Center for Extended Learning and Communications Services. "We’re very proud of her accomplishments. Her selection for the Pringle Scholarship was unanimous."
Maike Meyer, originally from Berlin, Germany, moved to the United States after marrying an American citizen. When she arrived here she found that her degree in Physical Therapy from Germany was not considered valid. “In order for me to be able to practice physical therapy here in the U.S.A., I needed to go through the entire program all over again,” said Meyer.
While completing her Associate’s Degree at Moraine Valley Community College, Maike was admitted to Governors State University’s Board of Governors program. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree while working part-time. She plans to graduate next year and continue her education at GSU by enrolling in the Master’s in Physical therapy program. “I am hoping to be one of the 24 people that get accepted into the physical therapy program,” she said. “A master’s degree from GSU will help me accomplish what I truly want to do for a living.”
For information about Governors State University's Board of Governors Bachelor of Arts degree program, call 708.534.4092.