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History Major Abby Lagemann is Keynote Speaker at Annual Scholars' Ceremony; 18 History Majors Honored

Nov 8, 2010

WIU History graduate student Abby Lagemann, who graduated magna cum laude with an honors B.A. in History in 2009, was the keynote speaker at WIU's 34th Annual Scholars' Presentation Ceremony, held on 7 November 2010. Ms. Lagemann, who spoke after Provost Jack Thomas and Trustee Bill Griffin, is the Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Graduate History Scholar for 2009-2011 as well as a two-time winner of History Professor Emeritus Awards.

Also present to be honored at the ceremony was History Teacher Certification major Lauren Armstead, the Larry T. Balsamo History Teacher Education Scholar. Ms. Armstead, who also represents secondary education students from across the university on the University Teacher Education Committee, was presented by Dr. Larry T. Balsamo, who endowed the scholarship which carries his name.

Eighteen History majors and graduate students holding twenty-six scholarships in 2010 were honored at the ceremony:

Lauren Armstead of Auburn, the Larry T. Balsamo History Teacher Education Scholar for 2010-2012

Alex Bock of Antioch, a Dr. Emily Leonard History Scholar for 2010-2011

Cody Boland of Carol Stream, a Dr. Charles Sadler Memorial History Scholar for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, and a Susan and Clifford Haka History Scholar in Spring 2010

Amanda Doyle of Decatur, a Dr. Emily Leonard History Scholar in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Robert Deveraux of Macomb, a History Professor Emeritus Award Winner in Spring 2010

Sarah Farha of Quincy, the College of Arts and Sciences College Scholar for Fall 2010, the History Department Scholar for Fall 2010, the Victor and Mary Hicken History Scholar in Spring 2010, a Dr. Emily Leonard History Scholar in Fall 2010, and a Norman C. and Carmelita M. Bostre Teeter Undergraduate Research Award Winner in Spring 2010

Sarah Beth Garmer of Mendon, a Susan and Clifford Haka History Scholar in Spring 2010

Marlaina Haberman of Beardstown, a Phi Kappa Phi Lowell Grabill Undergraduate Scholar in Spring 2010 and a Norman C. and Carmelita M. Bostre Teeter Undergraduate Research Award Winner in Spring 2010

Kristen Johansen of Carol Stream, the Victor and Mary Hicken History Scholar for 2010-2012

Abi Johnson of Chicago, the Ronald L. Abrell Student Teacher Scholar for Fall 2010

Brian Kennedy of Galesburg, the David P. Pasquini Award Winner for Spring 2010

Abby Lagemann of Pittsfield, the Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Memorial History Graduate Scholar for 2009-2011 and a History Professor Eemritus Award Winner in Spring 2010 and Fall 2010

Kristin Leighty of Peoria, a Phi Kappa Phi Lowell Grabill Undergraduate Scholar in Spring 2010

Samantha Morrow, a Dr. Charles Sadler Memorial History Scholar for 2010-2011

Victoria Stewart of Chicago, a History Professor Emeritus Award Winner in Fall 2010

Lauren Trondle of Covington, Kentucky, the Spring 2010 History Department Scholar

Luke Vander Pluym, a Dr. Charles Sadler Memorial History Scholar for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011

Eric Willey of Bardolph, a History Professor Emeritus Award Winner in Spring 2010

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