|Date: September 1, 2005
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Chancellor’s Leadership Awards
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin has announced the winners of the 2005-2006 Chancellor’s Leadership Award.
The 18 students selected for the honor join a distinguished group of students who have a record of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership through involvement in school and community activities.
PNC Chancellor James Dworkin stated, “I am pleased that we can offer students this opportunity to enhance their leadership qualities. This effort will transfer into our local communities as our students graduate and assume leadership positions in their chosen fields of work.”
Award criteria include school and community involvement and leadership, scholastic achievement and potential for participation and leadership in PNC extracurricular activities. Students earning leadership awards represent high schools throughout Northwest Indiana and were involved in a variety of clubs, activities, community and church organizations and sports.
The Chancellor’s Leadership Award is a renewable scholarship program that requires participation in an on-campus leadership seminar and volunteer service, among other requirements. Several of the scholarships are sponsored through endowment funds created by local businesses and individuals.
Students earning the awards are:
Wade Breitzke, of Chesterton, a graduate of Chesterton High School.
Kimberly Cates, of Lake Station, a graduate of Edison Junior-Senior High School.
Jonathan Charlson, of Valparaiso, a graduate of Valparaiso High School and current PNC sophomore.
Danielle DePoy, of Walkerton, a graduate of the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and Humanities.
Melinda Dye, of Union Mills, a graduate of South Central High School.
Brandi Hudgens, of Knox, a graduate of Knox high School.
Jessica Lewis, of Michigan City, a graduate of Michigan City High School and current PNC sophomore.
Heather Mahan, of Valparaiso, a graduate of Valparaiso High School.
Megan Martin, of Portage, a graduate of Portage High School.
Austre Medina, of Valparaiso, a graduate of Valparaiso High School.
Xiao Jian Mei, of Valparaiso, a graduate of Valparaiso High School.
LouAnn Ramsey, Michigan City, a graduate of Hanover Central High School and current PNC sophomore.
Jessica Reeder, of Chesterton, a graduate of Chesterton High School.
Rachel Sarson, of Portage, a graduate of Portage High School.
Jonathan Sichtermann, of Valparaiso, a graduate of Chesterton High School.
Angela Torres, of LaPorte, a graduate of LaPorte High School and current PNC junior.
Dustin Wright, of LaPorte, a graduate of LaPorte High School and current PNC second-semester freshman.
Korynn Zehner, of Chesterton, a graduate of Chesterton High School.
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Xiao Jian Mei