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Three History Majors Graduate with Honors

May 15, 2009

Three History majors, Mallorie Clark, Joe Glenn, and Abby Lagemann, will graduate with honors from WIU in Spring 2009. All three of these outstanding graduates were honored at the University's Spring Honors Convocation, held on Friday, May 15, following the History Department's Honors Luncheon for the students and their families.

Ms. Clark will graduate Summa cum Laude at the Commencement ceremony, held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Ms Clark, a History Teacher Certification major from Geneseo and one of the Department's Emily Leonard Scholars, is the Department Scholar for the History Deparment, as well as the College Scholar for the Centennial Honors College. In addition to being a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, Ms. Clark is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma (the Foreign Languages honor society), Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science honor society), and Phi Kappa Phi (the university-wide interdisciplinary national honor society). She has also served as Secretary and Vice President of the Associated Students of History. An Honors Scholar, she completed her undergraduate honors thesis with Dr. Virginia Jelatis, Associate Professor of History, and will be teaching Spanish and History at Bushnell-Prairie City High School starting in the Fall.

Ms. Lagemann, a History Teacher Certification major from Pittsfield and one of the Department's Emily Leonard Scholars, will graduate Magna cum Laude. Ms. Lagemann, President of the Associated Students of History and History's Student Ambassador for WIU's Discover Western recruitment programs for prospective students, was chosen by Department Chair Dr. Virginia Boynton as the inaugural Department Citizen-Scholar. In addition to Phi Alpha Theta (the history honor society), Ms. Lagemann is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi interdisciplinary national honor society. An Honors Scholar, Ms. Lagemann completed her undergraduate honors thesis with Dr. Jennifer McNabb, Assistant Professor of History, and has been accepted into the Graduate History Program at WIU. She was chosen by the Department's Graduate Committee as the recipient of the Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Graduate Scholarship for 2009-2011 and will be a Graduate Assistant for the WIU Foundation starting in Fall 2009.

Mr. Glenn, a History major from Macomb and one of the Department's Charles Sadler Scholars, will graduate Magna cum Laude. Mr. Glenn, a member of Phi Alpha Theta, has been accepted into the Graduate History Program at WIU and will be a Graduate Assistant for the Curriculum and Instruction Department at WIU starting in the Fall.

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