Friday, April 20, 2012

NIU's Zeta Gamma Chapter Brings Home National Awards from Annual Phi Beta Delta Conference


The Zeta Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Delta was honored at the international society’s annual conference earlier this month with two awards. The Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education was given to J.D Bowers, associate professor of History, Coordinator of University Teacher Certification, and president-elect of Zeta Gamma Chapter.

 

L to R: Richard Deming, International President of Phi Beta Delta; J.D. Bowers associate professor of History, Coordinator of University Teacher Certification, and president-elect of Zeta Gamma Chapter; and Yvonne Captain, former Executive Director of Phi Beta Delta and the person for whom the award is named.




Congratulations Dr. Bowers, and thank you for your outstanding contribution to Global NIU!

 NIU’s Zeta Gamma chapter was also honored with the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award. This award signifies the strongest contributions to international education by a Phi Beta Delta Chapter over the preceding year. According to Dr. Deb Pierce, Chapter Coordinator, “Zeta Gamma Chapter and Phi Beta Delta play a significant role in the comprehensive internationalization process at NIU, because through the Society we are able to recognize and thank those faculty, staff and students who make Global NIU a reality. It's wonderful to see these efforts gaining national and international notice.”

Congratulations Zeta Gamma chapter and especially to Christopher M. Jones, who was president of our chapter for the period of time acknowledged by this outstanding award!

L to R: J.D. Bowers, president-elect of Zeta Gamma Chapter; Christopher M. Jones, Associate Vice Provost for University Honors and Past President of Zeta Gamma Chapter; International President Richard Deming; Deborah Pierce, Associate Provost for the NIU Division of International Programs and Zeta Gamma Chapter Coordinator

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