Ashley Gerkin is COFAC College Scholar

Ashley Gerkin, 2010 Fall COFAC College ScholarCongratulations to Ashley Gerkin, the College of Fine Arts and Communication College Scholar. Ashley is the 2010 fall COFAC Cecile A. Christison Sterrett College Scholar. She will be honored at the fall Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, December 17, 2010. Paul Kreider, Dean, says of Ashley, “…you were chosen based upon your outstanding record as a campus and community citizen. Your work success is a shining example of the campus slogan “Higher Values in Higher Education.”

Ashley is the department of communication scholar as well. She is graduating in 3 1/2 years and has maintained a 4.0 in her major. She has a double minor in marketing and psychology. During her academic career at WIU she has also completed two internships with the Target Corporation and will be taking a position with them when she graduates in December.

Ashley became an advertising representative for the Courier in her first year and was then promoted to the advertising manager, a position she has continued in. She has also been a resident assistant and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Ashley is the daughter of James and Rosalie Gerkin of Washington, IL. She is a graduate of Washington Community High School.

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