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Release: May 7, 1999

UI chapter of Pi Lambda Theta inducts new members

IOWA CITY, Iowa — (NAME OF PERSON) of (HOMETOWN) was recently initiated into the Theta Chapter of the Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association at the University of Iowa.

In all, 32 UI students were accepted into the education honorary organization during a special ceremony April 25 in Iowa City.

"PLT is the oldest national honor society in the field of education and members are recognized for their high academic achievement and commitment to excellence," said Ellie Herman, Ph.D., membership chair of the Theta Chapter and coordinator of field experiences for the UI College of Education.

Members of the organization, which was founded in 1910, include teachers, administrators and others involved in some aspect of education, including undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in education. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to be considered for membership.

In addition to providing people within the education field an opportunity to network, Pi Lambda Theta provides members access to a career services Web site, publishes a journal called Educational Horizons and conducts meetings three times a year, each with an educational focus. The society also presents scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.


AMANA: Becky Stephens.
CORALVILLE: Kate Callahan, Willene Owens Luper
DECORAH: Mindy Hildebrandt.
IOWA CITY: Camia Baerg, Patricia Coy, Melissa Every, Carolyn C. Gelder, Cynthia Goody,
      Carrie L. Grannis, Elizabeth Haag, Sara Hills, Kathy Martensen, Carmen McCoy Harrison,
      Sara M. Miller, Joy Ann Reid, Carisa Ripley.
MARION: Heather Elise Livengood.
MOUNT VERNON: Kasi Shogren.
MUSCATINE: Stephen T. Holland.
NORTH LIBERTY: Karla J. Grant.
STORM LAKE: Shelli Hecht.
TIPTON: Sandra Lynn Hein, Jenny King.
URBANDALE: Megan A. Milner.
WILTON: Maria Brown.


GURNEE: Jennifer Petruska.
ORLAND PARK: Julie Anne Chesna.
PARK RIDGE: Julie Patras.
WESTERN SPRINGS: Sarah Hojnicki.


PLYMOUTH: Lori Morgan.