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Friday, April 27, 2007

Samuels to direct Honors College

Julie Samuels, Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected as the new director of the Pittsburg State University Honors College. Samuels, who has been a member of the PSU faculty since 1999, will begin her duties on June 18. She follows Becky Brannock, who had directed the Honors College since 2002.

The PSU Honors College is designed to provide a more meaningful educational experience for select superior students. To be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 28 and meet a number of other requirements including demonstrated high school academic achievement, a written essay, activities and letters of recommendation.

Samuels holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Ottawa University, a master of science degree in curriculum and instruction from PSU and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University.

Samuels taught elementary school in Osawatomie, Kan., and Mnsfield, Mo., and middle school in Westphalia, Kan., before joining the faculty at PSU. She currently teaches undergraduate reading courses as well as classroom management.

Her awards and honors include Kansas Outstanding Reading Educator, Osawatomie District Teacher of the Year and runner up for the Third Congressional District Kansas Teacher of the Year.

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