Mallorie Clark, Spring 2009 College Scholar for Centennial Honors College

Apr 22, 2009

Mallorie Clark, a History Teacher Certification major from Geneseo, was named College Scholar by the WIU Centennial Honors College. Ms. Clark, also the Spring 2009 Department Scholar in the History Department (see related article in blue box to upper right), earned a perfect 4.0 GPA since coming to WIU in the Fall of 2005.

An Honors Scholar, Ms. Clark graduated with the University's highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, in May 2009. Ms. Clark was one of the Department's four Emily Leonard Scholars, and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta (the History honor society), Alpha Mu Gamma (the Foreign Languages honor society), Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science honor society), and Phi Kappa Phi (the university-wide national honor society). She served as Secretary and Vice President of the Associated Students of History, as well as a member of the History Student Advisory Board. Ms. Clark worked in the Foreign Language Department as a Student Assistant and Spanish Tutor, and was twice chosen as a First-Year Experience Peer Mentor for History Department classes.

Ms. Clark completed her honors thesis and her student-teaching at Bushnell-Prairie City Junior High School, where she taught four U.S. history courses, a Presidential history class, and a speech class. Since graduating, she taught Spanish and History at Bushnell-Prairie City High School, and starting in Fall 2011 will be a History teacher in the Quad Cities.

As College Scholar in the Honors College, Ms. Clark joins the ranks of recent alumni who also held that honor: Will Sweger (College Scholar in Spring 2007), Ashley Eberle (College Scholar in Fall 2007) and Alex Heuer (College Scholar in Fall 2008). Four of the last five College Scholars in the Centennial Honors College have been History majors.

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