Pi Gamma Mu Key
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

After much deliberation on the part of the Pi Gamma Mu Awards Committee, the committee’s chairperson, Dr. Clara Small, recommended 11 scholarship winners to the Board of Trustees. The board awarded scholarships to the following lifetime members of Pi Gamma Mu:

plogher
Tyler Plogher

The Carroll Parish Scholarship of $2000 was awarded to Tyler Plogher.  Plogher earned a B.S. degree double majoring in psychology and sociology from the University of Evansville where he joined the Indiana Alpha chapter.  He is enrolled in graduate school at Florida International University in Miami and is seeking a Ph.D. degree in legal psychology.  At the University of Evansville, Plogher served as an assistant in two research labs, co-authored three academic publications, won a grant from the American Psychology-Law Society and presented research at three conventions.  His long-term goal is to become a college professor spending time on research, teaching, and mentoring students.  Dr. Mari Plikuhn is the faculty sponsor of the Indiana Alpha chapter.

fox
Duncan Knox
Duncan Knox is the recipient of the $2000 Marvel Stockwell Scholarship.  He is a member of the Texas Sigma chapter at Angelo State University.  Dr. Shirley Eoff is the chapter sponsor.  At Angelo State Knox majored in history with a minor in English.  Experiences working with immigrants at Ellis Island and at the Fulbright Institute at the University of Bristol spurred Knox’s passion for studying the human experience from a historical and international perspective. Knox has presented papers and posters at several history and honors conferences.  He plans to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in history and work as a professor and researcher at the university level. 

mcdonald
Kailey McDonald
The $2000 Effie B. Urquhart Scholarship was awarded to Kailey McDonald.  McDonald joined Pi Gamma Mu through the New York Sigma chapter at Le Moyne College where she was a double major in peace and global studies and political science.  She also participated in the honors program and minored in communications, creative writing, and gender and women’s studies.  She participated in multiple conferences and student organizations and completed a six-week internship in El Salvador where she worked at the Foundation Cristosal’s Global School.  McDonald is seeking a master’s degree in gender and women’s studies.  Dr. Jeffrey Chin is the New York Sigma chapter sponsor.

abrahamsen
Jon Abrahamsen
The Daniel E. Quigley Scholarship of $1000 was awarded to Jon Abrahamsen.  Abrahamsen is a member of the Kansas Lambda chapter at Wichita State University.  Prof. Sheryl Chapman is the chapter sponsor.  After dropping out of high school, Abrahamsen decided to turn his life around and obtained his GED, an associate’s degree, then a bachelor’s degree in political science.  While at Wichita State, Abrahamsen became involved with the Student Government Association and became the Student Body Vice-President.  In 2012, he completed an internship in the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and later became the Executive Director of the Sedgwick County Democratic Party.  Abrahamsen plans to continue to make positive contributions by obtaining a J.D. degree and working as an attorney in a District Attorney’s office.

love
Brandon Love
Brandon Love was the recipient of the Gordon E. Mercer Scholarship of $1000.  Love joined Pi Gamma Mu through the Louisiana Iota chapter at Dillard University where he earned a B.A. degree in political science.  He is seeking a master’s degree in executive public administration and plans to work in the field of law enforcement.  Raised by his grandmother, Love had to take on the duties of managing the household and caring for his younger sister at the age of 15 when his grandmother became ill teaching him the value of perseverance.  While at Dillard, Love was awarded the Institute for Public Policy fellowship which includes summer policy institutes, language training, study abroad, an internship, and a leadership development program.  In the field of law enforcement, Love plans to serve as a social agent to help provide oversight, guidance, and support for a high quality of human life.  The sponsor of the Louisiana Iota chapter is Dr. Robert Collins.

 

The following, in alphabetical order, were awarded $1000 Pi Gamma Mu scholarships:

bearns
Susan Bearns
Susan Bearns joined Pi Gamma Mu through the Maryland Theta chapter at the University of Maryland University College where she earned a B.S. in psychology with academic honors.  She is currently attending the University of Maryland at Baltimore where she is working on a master of social work degree.  Bearns earned her bachelor’s degree after being out of school for almost 30 years.  In overcoming her own set of hurdles, Bearns developed a passion for helping others struggling with life’s challenges.  She has fulfilled this personal mission by volunteering with college students, as a hospice worker, and as a victim’s advocate.  She has also worked as a crisis counselor expanding her experience to include victims of domestic violence and those at risk for suicide.  As part of her graduate program, Bearns is an intern with the Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center which she finds to be rewarding.  She looks forward to a career in clinical social work.  Dr. Katherine Im is the Maryland Theta chapter sponsor.

 

dubowsky
Katherine Dubowsky
Katherine Dubowsky was initiated into Pi Gamma Mu at the Massachusetts Delta chapter at Wheelock College.  Dr. Marcia Folsom is the chapter sponsor.  Dubowsky earned a B.S. in human development with a focus on the study and treatment of autism.  She is seeking a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis and autism.  During her senior year at Wheelock, Dubowsky interned at the Barry Price Center in Newton, MA where she worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities.  She is currently employed at the FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton, CT and plans to dedicate her career to working with autistic children.

mazurek
Michelle Mazurek
Michelle Mazurek joined the society through the Illinois Xi chapter at Elmhurst College.  She earned a B.S. in psychology with a minor in social work.  She has worked and volunteered in a variety of settings serving others including those affected by domestic violence.  Mazurek is currently working on a master’s degree in social work at Aurora University in Illinois which will allow her to follow her passion of helping individuals regain stability and independence in their lives. 

redman
Anthony Redman

Anthony Redman was initiated into the society through the South Dakota Zeta chapter at Presentation College.  The chapter is sponsored by Dr. Brad Tennant. Anthony earned an A.S. degree in Native American Studies from Little Bighorn College in 2011 and a B.S. in American Studies from Presentation College in 2014.  Anthony is a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe having grown up on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.  He is currently attending Northern State University in South Dakota where he is studying Counseling.  His long-term goal is to attain a job as a licensed school counselor.  He plans to take his talents back to the reservation to give back to his tribe.  He hopes to serve as a role model for children on the reservation and to inspire them to pursue higher education. 

Khailiah Robinson joined Pi Gamma Mu through the Florida Lambda Chapter at Saint Leo University.  Dr. Susan Kinsella is the chapter sponsor of the Florida Lambda Chapter.  Khailiah earned an A.A. degree from Savannah Technical College in 2011 and a B.A. from Saint Leo in 2015.  She is seeking an M.A. degree from St. Leo University in the field of Human Services.  In the long-term, Khailiah plans to work as an executive director in the field.  Her experiences working with the homeless, substance abusers, victims of domestic violence, and other endangered populations taught Khailiah that all people need somebody to care and show compassion for them.  She hopes to help fill the gaps in services for such populations.

smith
Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith joined Pi Gamma Mu through the Ohio Epsilon chapter at Baldwin Wallace University.  The chapter sponsor is Dr. Liya Wang.  Smith obtained a B.S. in psychology and developed her own minor in societal health perspectives encompassing the fields of sociology, communication, and health education.  Currently, she is working on a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences at Kent State University.  Her long term goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in order to continue in research and program development at the Cleveland Clinic and to serve as a professor at a local college or university.  She also aspires to conduct research, educate local communities, write, and serve as a board member for an organization that assists those in need.

 

NEWSLETTER EMAIL LISTSERV SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members who receive the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter by email are subscribed to the Pi Gamma Mu Mailing List.

Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Pi Gamma Mu listserv, and follow the instructions to leave or join the list.

OTHER ARTICLES:

Front Page

[Read]

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

[Read more...]

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

[Read more...]

2014-15 STAR CHAPTERS

[Read more...]

2015 CHAPTER HONOR ROLLS ANNOUNCED

[Read more...]

PGM LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

[Read more...]

SOUTHEAST REGION CONFERENCE CALL SCHEDULED

[Read more...]

SAVE THE DATE

[Read more...]

2015-16 NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT

[Read more...]

HABIB BAIG, WV IOTA, VOLUNTEERS TO FEED THE HOMELESS

[Read more...]

SHOW YOUR PI GAMMA MU PRIDE

[Read more...]

CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

[Read more...]

ACHS MEMBERSHIP PROTECTS THE LEGITIMACY OF HONOR SOCIETIES

[Read more...]

MISSION, IDEALS, and SYMBOLS OF PI GAMMA MU

[Read more...]

PDF Print Version (PDF)

©2015 Pi Gamma Mu