Date: May 14, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, May 14, 2007 - The College of Health Professions at Governors State University recently honored students and community leaders at its annual recognition banquet. Award recipients included students who have excelled both in coursework and community outreach. Field instructors from a variety of agencies, who are essential to the success of students when working in the community, were also recognized.
According to Dr. Linda Samson, Dean of the College of Health Professions, “This banquet gives us the opportunity to recognize the hard work and success of individual students who have shown exceptional growth and achievement.”
Students receiving awards included Chasity Wells-Armstrong of Kankakee, who earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Social Work award and Beverly Ann Smith of Olympia Fields who was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Social Work. Megan Burke of Tinley Park was named Outstanding Graduate student in Health Administration and Robert M. Siminski of Chicago was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Administration. Crystal A. Corsey of Merrillville, Indiana earned the Outstanding Graduate Student in Addiction Studies and Behavior Health award. Jennifer L. Crosby of Tinley Park was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Nursing. Roslyn P. Lampkin of Plainfield and Donetta Lanier of Richton Park were named Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Nursing. Charlene Niznick of Burbank earned the Occupational Therapy Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Chritine Gryzbowski of Mokena received the Communication Disorders Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award and Carlin Schwinghamer of Chicago was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders.
“We were also pleased to recognize our outstanding field supervisors and field instructors who volunteer their time to train and supervise our students,” said Samson. “Their work helps our students continue to learn and achieve as they practice what they have learned and hone their skills.”
The field supervisors and field instructors honored include Joseph E. Franklin formerly of the Will County Department of Human Services and currently with Heartland Alliance, Cheri Smith of Brentwood Rehabilitation Center, Dwayne Mitchell of Chicago Family Health Center, Euphimia M. Connell of Advocate Trinity Hospital, Carol Benjamin of Independent Days Adult Day Care Facility, Randy Vaughn of the Illinois Coalition for Community Services, and Phil Ware of the Ada S. McKinley Intervention Program.