Date: May 14, 2007
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC Students Earn Honors
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central students have earned a number of honors in recent weeks. Awards were presented to:
Student Organization Of The Year – Kappa Delta Pi (international honor society in education).
Outstanding Student Service Employee of The Year - Gary Demski, director of Student Activities.
Club Member of The Year - Grace Lacy, Valparaiso.
Leadership Award – Andrea Easton, Lake Station.
Outstanding Student Of The Year – Thomas “Fujii” Stockstill, LaPorte.
Student Organization Advisor of the Year – Maria Ziegenfus, Spanish Club.
Kappa Delta Pi Outstanding Service Awards – Laura Miller, Valparaiso and Kelly Harmon, Michigan City.
Kappa Delta Pi Officers – Presidents Devon Mulligan, Valparaiso and Brett Parks, LaPorte; Vice Presidents Julie Gant, Kouts; Kelly Harmon, Michigan City and Ashley Davis, Michigan City; Secretary Megan Vedo, Michigan City; Treasurer Kim Socha, Westville; Historian Jessica Betz, Valparaiso; Foundations Representative Jeff Edinger, Michigan City; Club Representative Stephanie Bernier, Valparaiso; Membership Chair Laura Miller, Valparaiso.
Outstanding Future Educator Award - Nicholas Mills, LaPorte; Barbara Oney, DeMotte; Amy Pierce, Valparaiso; Melissa Lucas, Portage.
Outstanding Future Reading Teacher Award - Susanna Schroeder, Valparaiso.
Terri Bechinske Student Service Award - Danielle Swacker, Valparaiso.
People Taking Action in Their Communities (PAC) Humanitarian Award - Grace Lacy, Valparaiso.
TRiO Club Scholarships - Stephanie L. Schield, Valparaiso; Becky Lane, Michigan City ; Jennifer Schele, Valparaiso; Mike Popielski, Mishawaka.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship Awards - Kori Kasten, LaPorte; Virginia (Ginny) Borolov, Michigan City.
Edwin and Elsie Buck Endowment Award - Katherine McVeigh, Portage.
Chancellor's Award for Honoring Diversity - Austre Medina, Valparaiso.
Student Services Diversity Initiative Mini-Grants – Active Voices, Spanish Club and American Sign Language Club.
Members of the PNC Student Government Association for 2007 – 2008 academic year will be:
President Adam Dobrzeniecki, Dyer; Vice President Jonathan Sichterman, Valparaiso; Treasurer Jon Charlson, Valparaiso; Secretary Tom Albano, Chesterton. Student representatives are Brittany Boardman, LaPorte; Carl Stambaugh, Chesterton; Aleah Turner, Hobart; Austre Medina, Valparaiso; Lyndsie Daikhi, Michigan City; Mark Myszkowski, St. John.
Fine Arts, Convocations and Events Committee for 2007 – 2008 - President Brittany Boardman, LaPorte;
Vice President Jenny Sewell, Michigan City.
Dean's Leadership Group - President Amanda Ritthaler, Valparaiso; Vice Presidents Sarah Weber, Michigan City; Austre Medina, Valparaiso.