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New Douglas, Troy students honored as part ‘Dean’s Dozen’ at SIUE

Michelle Ingram of New Douglas with Curt Lox, Ph.D., dean of the Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.
Michelle Ingram of New Douglas with Curt Lox, Ph.D., dean of the Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Provided

Two local students were honored at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior “Dean’s Dozen,” its annual Honors Day celebration, held April 22 in the Morris University Center Conference Center.

“Our Dean’s Dozen consists of students who have been selected following a rigorous application and interview process,” said Curt Lox, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. “Having the opportunity to work with these exceptional students is one of the highlights of my role as dean. These students have served as goodwill ambassadors, assisted in student recruitment and retention efforts, and proudly represented us at various campus functions. We are grateful for their commitment to the School and extend our sincere appreciation for their great work.”

Local graduating members of the Dean’s Dozen include Michelle Ingram of New Douglas (early childhood education) and Stephanie Webb of Troy (special education).

Approximately 200 students, parents, donors, sponsors, faculty and staff were in attendance as more than 40 students were awarded scholarships totaling nearly $11,000.

“Honors Day is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the many incredible achievements of our students,” Lox said. “We honor a number of truly outstanding young men and women for their academic accomplishments, and the students have the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. These students have worked hard and dedicated their lives for several years to completing their degrees and Honors Day recognizes this commitment.”

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