After an eight-year absence, Governors State University Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society (LPH) induction ceremony was held on Friday, Nov. 7. LPH is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association.
The 16 new members will re-establish the GSU Kappa Kappa chapter of the society, which has been absent from campus since 1999. The organization is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students in communications. Its purpose is to foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement and stimulate interest in advanced study in communication.
The new members are Burma Thomas, Lanette McDonald, Maria T. Crews, Tiffany Michelle Bruessard, Anita O. Roberts, Tanisha Turner, Sheryl L. Jones-Harper, Tanya Norfleet, Lana Bilyk, Derrick B. Wells, Maureen Jennings, Latasha Southall , JaTonya P. Harris, Bonzell Merritt, and Sheryl Yarbough of Chicago Heights. Richard Cannella of Bridgeview will be inducted at a later date.
Sheree Sanderson, LPH Faculty Advisor and Dr. Michael Purdy, Coordinator of Communications officiated the induction, Dr. Eric Martin, Dean and Dr. Sandra Mayfield, Assistant Provost and Dr. Sherilyn Poole, Dean of Students were present to provide words of encouragement to the new inductees.
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Each year an outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree granting institutions of higher
learning in Illinois is named a Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
The 2008 Lincoln Laureate from Governors State University is Sheryl Yarbough of Chicago Heights. Yarbough exemplifies the characteristics of Lincoln Laureates who are chosen for their commitment to the principles of democracy and humanity as embodied by Abraham Lincoln. She was also honored for her excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
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James Madison Memorial Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., has announced the selection of 58 James Madison Fellows for the year 2008. For the second year in a row one of GSU graduates in Political and Justice has been awarded the James Madison Fellowship as Senior Fellows.
Erica Bray-Parker, a Social Studies teacher at Glenbard North High School, is a graduate of our Political and Justice Studies program. Erica was also involved in Governors State’s Model United Nations program.
Patrick Usher, a Social Studies teacher at Carl Sandburg High School and a current Political and Justice Studies graduate student, was awarded the fellowship last year and is currently attending the Summer Institute.
This national fellowship program is extremely competitive with only 50 high school teachers being selected each year as Senior Fellows. All but a couple of larger states have only one fellowship awarded.
Beyond the financial assistance that the awardees are granted, the James Madison Fellowship program brings the participants to a Summer Institute at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) where they take graduate classes on American politics, and the Constitution.