PGM
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

After much deliberation on the part of the Scholarship Committee, Chairman Charles McClellan recommended the following scholarship winners to the international Board of Trustees.  Each of these candidates has met the expectations of the trustees who are pleased to award the scholarships to:

The Marvel Stockwell Scholarship of $2,000 was given to Gina Marie Kachlic (left).  She graduated from Elmhurst College where she joined the Illinois Xi chapter.  She is now attending the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.  Kachlic stated, "I strongly believe that those entering the legal profession must exemplify not only leadership, but also compassion, communication skills, assertiveness, compromise, and appreciation of morals and ethics.  It is my intention to practice law relating to issues of social justice … to improve my community."

Christine Renner (right) is the recipient of the $2,000 Carroll Parish Scholarship.  She joined the Colorado Epsilon chapter at Colorado College.  She is now attending IE, a private, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to postgraduate education and founded pursuant to Spain's Constitution and laws in the field of education.  She will be receiving her master's degree in global environmental change.  Renner aspires to "develop a solutions-oriented career that bridges the communication gap between economic and ecological processes."  She is particularly interested in global food systems and it is her desire to "weave together the world of business with issues of food and the environment."

Kathy CiprianiWinner of the $2,000 Effie Urquhart Scholarship is Kathy Cipriani (left) from the Texas Zeta chapter at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.  She is now matriculating at the University of Texas at Arlington to work on her master of social work degree.  Cipriani reports, "Since high school, I have had a passion for serving others.  Through my internship with the Department of Family and Protective Services, I have learned basic counseling skills, how to function within a social work agency and in a work environment, and the general policies, values and ethics pertaining to social work practice."

The Dan Quigley Law Scholarship, which honors the memory of Pi Gamma Mu's long-time legal counsel, is given to Sakkara Banchard (right).  Banchard is a member of Pi Gamma Mu through the Maryland Theta chapter at University of Maryland - University College.  She is now matriculating at the University of Maryland at Baltimore Law School.  Her desire is to become an attorney in the field of entertainment law.


The following, in alphabetical order, were chosen for the $1,000 Pi Gamma Mu scholarships:

Ryan Ek (left) joined Pi Gamma Mu through the California Kappa chapter at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He is now attending California State University at Fullerton studying geography and preparing for a career as an environmental educator.  Ek stated that he loves "educating people about the natural and cultural resources of this country."  He hopes to engender a sense of environmental stewardship and problem-solving in those with whom he will come into contact.

Carrie LeGeyt (right) joined the Massachusetts Delta chapter at Wheelock College.  She is now in the Master of Science in Child Life and Family Centered Care:  Combined Program at Wheelock College.  As part of this program, LeGeyt completed a full-time internship at the Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children.  She worked with children and families under stress to try to normalize the hospital environment by providing "developmentally appropriate procedural preparation, distraction techniques, therapeutic play as a method of coping and clarifying misconceptions, and interventions to help the medical team, and encouraging a normal environment for children."


Rory Scher (left) attended McKendree University where she joined the Illinois Pi chapter.  She is now attending Wheaton College in its Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program.  According to Sher, "I want to be able to impact the lives of others as my life has been so heavily impacted by those around me."  Her goal is to become a counselor to allow her to "effectively assist the client in taking steps toward healing and the rebuilding of his or her life."
 

Alice Leonce Stevens (right) joined the Louisiana Eta chapter at Grambling State University.  She is now attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe working toward her master of science degree in clinical mental-health counseling.  Stevens has said her heart's desire is "fighting for children's rights and justice." She hopes to make positive changes in society.


Jarrel Taylor
(left) graduated from Delaware State University where he joined the Delaware Alpha chapter.  He is now attending Regent University studying for his master of arts degree in community counseling.  Taylor plans to have his own counseling practice in which "Christian principles are implemented as part of the counseling treatment."  He wants to "help people heal from the past and current hurts, disappointments, and anxieties that they may be battling in their lives."

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MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITES

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