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APSU's poly sci honorary takes national awardagain!

September 2, 2003

For the second consecutive year, Austin Peays political science honor society received a national Best Chapter Award for 2002-03.

According to Nancy McManus of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, APSUs Kappa Eta Chapter is one of only four groups nationwide to be named Best Chapter in the category of schools with enrollments of 6,000-15,000 students. The award carries a cash prize and a certificate for framing.
September 2, 2003

For the second consecutive year, Austin Peay's political science honor society received a national “Best Chapter Award” for 2002-03.

According to Nancy McManus of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, APSU's Kappa Eta Chapter is one of only four groups nationwide to be named “Best Chapter” in the category of schools with enrollments of 6,000-15,000 students. The award carries a cash prize and a certificate for framing.

Dr. David Kanervo, professor of political science, department chair and adviser to the political science honorary, said, “I'm pleased our local Pi Sigma Alpha won the Best Chapter Award two consecutive years. Winning the award again is indicative of how strong a group of leaders and members we have in the organization.”

Naydia Spears, president of the APSU chapter, indicated the award was based on the chapter's annual report, which outlined its myriad programs and activities during 2002-03, when the officers were Jill Brissom, president, Richard Simmons, vice president, Naydia Spears, secretary, with Dan Perry as treasurer during fall semester and Erin Baltrum in the spring semester.

The group's activities last year included working with the Montgomery County Election Commission to facilitate a voter-registration drive for APSU students; sponsoring a fundraiser for cancer research; volunteering at the Clarksville/Montgomery County Human Society; and hosting a talk by Tom Osborne, former ABC News reporter to the United Nations, on the war with Iraq.

For more information, telephone Kanervo at 7581.