Date: May 2, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, May 2, 2007 – Although all teachers help their students open the door to the world of learning, the teachers of reading hold the key to that door. On May 20, teachers, who are themselves students of reading, will be honored at Governors State University (GSU).
The thirteen qualifying GSU students will be inducted into the Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society. As a part of the International Reading Association, the honor society recognizes and encourages scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of reading.
“As students in the Master of Arts in Reading program at GSU, the honorees have demonstrated academic excellence and been recommended by a faculty member,” said Sandra Gandy, assistant professor of reading. “We are very proud of their accomplishments. By improving their knowledge and skills they become better teachers.”
The following GSU students will be honored: Sally Banasiak of Chicago, Christina Boomer of Homewood, Samantha Erickson of Crete, Norma Herrera of Chicago, Patricia Horn of Bourbonnais, Karen Joyce of New Lenox, Kathryn Massura of Palos Hills, Kelly Mahoney of Orland Park, Amy Paris of Mokena, Susan Prokop of Lansing, Karen Smith of Mokena, Leane Vanderkrabben of Orland Park, and Eileen Williams of Wheaton.