WRITER: JESSICA DOWNS and STEPHEN PRADARELLI
CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
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
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.
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.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Julie Bonk.
ORLAND PARK: Julie Anne Chesna.
PARK RIDGE: Julie Patras.
WESTERN SPRINGS: Sarah Hojnicki.
PLYMOUTH: Lori Morgan.