The Lewis University Alpha Delta Gamma Chapter recently earned one of Pi Sigma Alpha’s Best Chapter Awards for 2009-2010. The award from the national political science honor society recognizes the Romeoville-based chapter because it is particularly active at Lewis University and exhibits high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society. Two other chapters from schools with enrollments less than 6,000 were honored as well.
“I was really thrilled, especially since we were compared to Pi Sigma Alpha chapters from schools our size all over the U.S. The honor goes to the seniors who just graduated, especially the co-presidents Kristen Murray and Chimaobi Enyia, who had the creative energy and vision to make this past year a success for our chapter,” commented Laurette Liesen, moderator of the Lewis University chapter.
This is the first time the Lewis University chapter has received the award since the chapter was established in 2006. The chapter sponsored a variety of activities throughout the year for members, political science students, the university community and the general public. It sponsored the October 14, 2009 presentation “The Struggles of Homeless Youth in Chicago” by the Night Ministry, an organization that assists homeless youth in Chicago. It sponsored a campus-wide Paper Writing Contest in January. Chapter members coordinated volunteer efforts for preparing and distributing meals for the Night Ministry in February. There was also a Political Science Department Spring Meet and Greet sponsored by the chapter in March.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 5,800 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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