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Greenville College Honors Program Seniors Celebrate Success!

Greenville College Honors Program Seniors Celebrate Success!

The Greenville College Honors Program is proud to announce this year's Honors Program Recipients. Six seniors are scheduled to graduate with Honors Program Distinction. Each student presented a brief overview of their Departmental Honors Thesis, and was awarded an Honors Program medallion to be worn at commencement during a reception and dinner this week.

In order to qualify for this distinction, one must maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA, earn a minimum of 25 honors credits and satisfactorily complete a Departmental Honors Thesis. The seniors who received medallions this year include Kaitlyn Chapman, Theresa Lindell, Kimberly Reddell, Keith Stewart, Catherine Weyers and Emily Williams.

Kaitlyn Chapman, an English and Social Work double major from Maple Park, Illinois, completed a thesis engaging each of her majors. Her thesis is titled "Empowering Disadvantaged Adolescents to Increase Literacy Engagement through participation in Community-Based Family Literacy Programs." Chapman will graduate Summa Cum Laude, and has been accepted to the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Theresa Lindell, a native of Morton, Illinois, will receive her Bachelor's in Mathematics Education. Her thesis is titled "Effective Mathematics Education to the Inuit People of Alaska." Lindell will graduate Summa Cum Laude, and is currently pursuing a teaching position for next year.

Kimberly Reddell, a Communication and English double major with an emphasis in Public relations from Camp Verde, Arizona, also chose to engage both of her concentrations within her thesis. Her thesis is titled "Learning to Write, Writing to Speak:  Orality, Literacy and Marilynne Robinson's Fiction." Reddell will graduate Magna Cum Laude, and will spend her summer working with the Civitan Foundation; a non-profit organization which offers programs to meet the needs of children and adults who are developmentally disabled.

Keith Stewart, who hails from Prophetstown, Illinois, will receive his Bachelor's in English/Language Arts Education. His thesis is titled "Electronic Portfolios for Self-Reflective Learning." Stewart, who will graduate Summa Cum Laude, has secured a teaching position for the coming school year at Erie High School in Illinois.

Catherine Weyers, a native of Canton, Illinois, will receive a double major in Biology and Chemistry upon graduation. Her thesis is titled "Are You Thirsty? The Church's Response to the International Water Crisis." Weyers will graduate Magna Cum Laude, and plans to attend A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall in pursuit of a rural family medicine practice.

The final senior, Emily Williams, is an English and Business Administration double major from Mahomet, Illinois. Her thesis is titled "Why Jo Didn't Marry Laurie: The Tension Between Domestic Ideals and Being an Independent Woman in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women." Williams, who will also graduate Summa Cum Laude, plans to attend the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Greenville College congratulates these seniors on their perseverance in working to graduate with Honors Program recognition.  We commend them for the effort and hard work which they have put forth to accomplish this prestigious honor. 

This story was published on April 24, 2010

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