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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 and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service.

2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

After much deliberation on the part of the Pi Gamma Mu Awards Committee, the committee's chairperson, Dr. Clara Small, recommended ten students and four alternates to receive Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships to the Board of Trustees. Two of the top ten applicants declined their awards so the first two alternates were offered and accepted scholarships. The Board of Trustees awarded the scholarships to the following lifetime members of Pi Gamma Mu:

2019 Winner Connor Eichenauer
Connor Eichenauer was awarded the $2,000 Carroll Parish Scholarship. The International Board of Trustees funded the Carroll Parish Scholarship to memorialize Carroll Parish, the late chancellor of Pi Gamma Mu's Western Region. Eichenauer completed a B.A. in Psychology from Manchester University (Indiana), where he was inducted into Pi Gamma Mu. During his time at Manchester, he interned at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington, D.C., traveled abroad in Eastern Europe, and was a four-year varsity student-athlete on the men's tennis team. Eichenauer is currently an M.A./Ph.D. student in Michigan State University's Organizational Psychology program. His primary areas of interest are employee selection/assessment, diversity in the workplace, and leadership. Upon completion of his graduate degree, he hopes to become an applied practitioner and help organizations develop evidence-based solutions to solve workplace problems. Dean Leonard Williams is the chapter faculty sponsor of the Indiana Theta Chapter at Manchester University.

2019 WinnerSaliyah J. George
Saliyah J. George was awarded the $2,000 Marvel Stockwell Scholarship. The International Board of Trustees funded this scholarship to memorialize Marvel Stockwell, late Pi Gamma Mu International First Vice President. George was inducted in 2018. She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health (Government) and Africana Studies. As an undergraduate student, she developed a strong appreciation for the fundamental role research plays in promoting health equity and inciting social change. George is currently attending CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy. In June 2020, she will graduate from graduate school with a Master of Public Health in Community Health and Social Sciences. Her long-term career goal is to establish several health centers in low-income communities throughout the United States. These centers will provide culturally competent, high-quality, and accessible health and social services to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. In November, she presented her research about the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy at the American Public Health Association conference. Alan S. Glazer is the chapter faculty sponsor of the Mu Chapter at Franklin and Marshall College.

2019 WinnerNeetu (Julie) Singh
The Effie B. Urquhart Scholarship of $2,000 was awarded to Neetu (Julie) Singh. The Effie B. Urquhart Scholarship is funded by the Board of Trustees to memorialize Effie B. Urquhart, Pi Gamma Mu's late national executive secretary. Singh earned a dual B.A. degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of California Irvine, where she was inducted into Pi Gamma Mu in 2015. During her undergraduate years, she studied abroad in France, interned at the Department of Education in Washington D.C., and was a selected participant of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA). Singh is currently a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Michigan. Upon completion of her graduate education, Singh plans to pursue a career in education policy, addressing issues of equity and access. Teresa Neighbors is the chapter faculty sponsor of the California Pi chapter at the University of California Irvine.

2019 WinnerTakako Muramoto
Takako Muramoto was selected to receive the Gordon Mercer Scholarship of $1,000. The International Board of Trustees established this scholarship to honor Dr. Gordon E. Mercer, Pi Gamma Mu's 13th International President. Muramoto graduated from Soka University of America with a BA in Liberal Arts. Inspired by the words of her school founder, Daisaku Ikeda, "one's own happiness should never be built on the misfortune of others," she determined to contribute to equality for all, particularly to fight for multi-dimensional poverty of women. Her senior thesis was on how human rights law and SDGs jointly tackle the issue of human trafficking in the Thai fishing industry. Subsequently, she conducted field research in Thailand to study obstacles that victims of human trafficking face in the judicial system. Muramoto is currently pursuing an MA degree in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, the University of Sussex in the UK, preparing herself for her dream career in the UN system. Dr. Peter Burns is the chapter faculty sponsor of the California Chi chapter at Soka University of America.

2019 WinnerGabrielle Williams

Gabrielle M. Williams received the Dan Quigley Scholarship of $1,000. The International Board of Trustees funded this scholarship to memorialize Atty. Dan Quigley, Pi Gamma Mu's late legal counsel. This scholarship is awarded specifically to students in their first year of law school. Williams graduated from Delaware State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. In undergrad she maintained a 3.9 GPA and graduated summa cum laude. Williams is currently in her first year of law school at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is a Juris Doctor Candidate (JD Law Degree) and she is a part of the class of 2022. Interests include appellate post-conviction litigation and corporate law. She plans to pursue a judicial clerkship after completing her degree. Dr. Sam Hoff is the chapter faculty sponsor of the Delaware Alpha chapter at Delaware State University.

 

The following were selected to receive $1,000 Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships:

2019 WinnerTing Chang
Ting Chang went to Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California. She was inducted by the California Chi chapter in her senior year, which was also the year that Soka University joined Pi Gamma Mu. During her undergraduate studies she majored in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Chang is currently pursuing my Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences degree at the University of Pennsylvania. In the long-term she plans to utilize her knowledge in behavioral economics to help people make better decisions. She would like to work in the field of behavioral consulting, translating her research and analytical skills into actionable uses in the real world. Her research interests lie in judgment and decision-making, choice-making, and consumer behaviors. Currently, she is part of the Wharton Analytics Fellow program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peter Burns is the chapter faculty sponsor of the California Chi chapter at Soka University of America.

2019 WinnerYaminah Holt
Yaminah C. Holt attended Undergraduate at Saint Leo University-Marietta Campus and was inducted into Pi Gamma Mu May 2017 at Saint Leo University-Morrow Campus. Her undergraduate major was Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration. She is currently attending Saint Leo University-Atlanta Campus where she is working on a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and a specialization in Legal Studies and Corrections. Holt's long-term career goals include graduating with a Master's degree in the Summer of 2020. Her long-term goals include working in an administrative position at a facility where her expertise can be used to help ensure the safety of staff and inmates. She is also exploring the option of teaching and being a mentor for other individuals looking to enter the world of law enforcement. Dean Susan Kinsella is the chapter faculty sponsor of the Florida Lambda chapter at Saint Leo University.

2019 WinnerSamyra Leonard
Samyra Leonard was inducted into the Indiana Epsilon Chapter at Valparaiso University in April 2018. She was a double major in Social Work and Sociology and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Valparaiso University in May 2019. She is now attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Leadership & Social Change. In her undergraduate career, she interned for Housing Opportunities where she developed a passion for working with people who are homeless and those who have substance use disorders. Currently, she is a Program Assistant for CU Trauma & Resiliency, an organization that helps communities, organizations, and local governments adopt trauma-informed practices and policies. After graduating next August 2020, she hopes to become a nonprofit manager and help community organizations implement trauma-informed mental health and substance use treatments to vulnerable populations. Dr. Daniel Saros is the Faculty Sponsor for the Indiana Epsilon Chapter at Valparaiso University.

2019 WinnerRachel Tauber
Rachel Tauber attended Wayne State College in Nebraska as an undergraduate. She majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Office Administration and a minor in Prelaw. She is currently in her first year of law school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. She will earn her Juris Doctor in May 2022. Tauber plans to become a lawyer and return to the northeast Nebraska region and serve the small town population there. If there is no need in northeast Nebraska, she plans to go further west. Tauber has participated in the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) which was founded due to a massive shortage of attorneys in rural Nebraska. RLOP encourages undergraduate students from small towns to go to law school at UNL and return to smaller communities through networking, academic assistance, and undergraduate scholarships. This program got Tauber interested in law, and she will be forever grateful she joined. Dr. Randy Bertolas and Dr. Jean Karlen are the chapter faculty sponsors of the Nebraska Delta chapter at Wayne State College.

2019 WinnerEmma Grace Thompson
Emma Grace Thompson was inducted into the Virginia Delta Chapter at Emory & Henry College in 2016. She earned a BA in History and Mass Communications as well as an MA, Ed. from Emory & Henry. In 2017 she was elected as a Student Representative on the Pi Gamma Mu International Board of Trustees at the Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, MO. Currently, Thompson is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee studying American History. She will complete her MA in the Spring of 2020 and hopes to continue her education. Thompson is interested in public history and hopes to work as a museum professional. For now, she enjoys her graduate assistantship in the Arts and Culture collections of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. Dr. John T. Morgan is the chapter faculty sponsor of the Virginia Delta chapter at Emory & Henry College.

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2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS DUE FEB. 15

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2019 CHAPTER HONOR ROLLS

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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A MESSAGE FROM PGM FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT

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2020 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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