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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Judith A. Branham

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Judith A. Branham, Carbon, has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Indiana State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, person development, and lifelong professional fulfillment.

Brianne Arvin

Brianne Arvin, Newport Beach, Cal. was named to the second semester honors dean's list for the 2009-2010 academic year. Students who attain honors must have finished at least the equivalent for four full courses (12 hours) and achieved a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 on a scale of 4.0

Arvin, a graduate of Northview High School, is the daughter of Ms. Kim Walvik. She is a senior Fashion Design and Product Development major.

Meghan Elliott

Meghan Elliott was named to the Dean's List for this past spring semester at Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley. The College names to the Dean's List any degree-seeking student who has accumulated 12 or more earned credit hours, and who, in the term involved, is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and earns a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, on a 4.0 scale.

Kathy L. Deal

Kathy L. Deal, is the 2010 recipient of the Daniel T. Tanoos Scholarship for Administrative Leadership at Indiana State University. Deal is the wife of James E. Deal, mother of Suzanne Olsen, Jana Renner, and Evan Deal, and the daughter of the late Richard L. 'Dick' Wells and Joan Wells. She is the media specialist at Riley Elementary School in the Vigo County School Corporation and completed her principal internship this spring at Riley Elementary and Deming Elementary.

Deal is the first recipient of this newly created I.S.U. scholarship named in honor of Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Daniel T. Tanoos. It is awarded annually to a full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in Principal Preparation or Superintendent Program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations. She graduated in May 2010 and received her principal's license from the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Professional Standards in April 2010 with a 4.0 GPA.

Deal is a member of the Indiana Association of School Principals and is the outgoing president of Clay Business Women's Club. She serves on three VCSC curriculum committees and is the Riley school improvement co-chair. She is a certified team chair for the North Central Accreditation Association working with schools across Indiana. She continues to present at many state conferences on school improvement, library/media services, and technology integration best practices.

Her professional goals include pursuing either an Educational Specialist degree or PhD in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University.

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