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Lauren Armstead Wins Phi Kappa Phi's Nollen Scholarship

Apr 22, 2011

Lauren Armstead, a junior History Teacher Certification major from Auburn, has been awarded the 2011-12 Sheila and Paul Nollen Scholarship by WIU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the international interdisciplinary scholarly honor society. The Nollen Scholarship, the WIU PKP's most prestigious scholarship, is awarded each year by the chapter one outstanding junior at WIU.

Ms. Armstead also holds the Larry T. Balsamo History Teacher Education Scholarship, awarded by the Department of History to the most outstanding History Teacher Certification major at WIU. She represents all secondary education majors from across the university on the University Teacher Education Committee, is the President of WIU's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (the national History honor society), and is the Treasurer of the Associated Students of History (the History Department's student organization).

In addition to her membership in Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta, Ms. Armstead is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. She has served as an FYE (First-Year Experience) peer mentor for Dr. Jennifer McNabb (History 125) and Dr. Febe Pamonag (History 145), and volunteers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem.

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