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Dr. Deb Whitt Elected to Lambda Pi Eta National Board

Published Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Dr. Deborah Whitt, chair of the Department of Communication Arts and professor at Wayne State College, was elected to the Faculty Advisory Board of Lambda Pi Eta.

Dr. Deborah Whitt, chair of the Department of Communication Arts and professor at Wayne State College, was elected to the Faculty Advisory Board of Lambda Pi Eta at the national meeting of the National Communication Association, held in San Diego. The primary purpose of Lambda Pi Eta is to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies in its 400 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada and China.

Whitt grew up on a farm near Columbus, Neb. She received her B.A. from Wayne State College and taught high school Biology and Speech in O'Neill, Neb., before pursuing her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been teaching in the Communication Arts Department at Wayne State College since 1985.

She has received numerous awards including the Teaching Excellence Award by the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees in 2001, and the National Communication Association Advisor of the Year for Lambda Pi Eta in 2004. Most recently she has led a WSC study abroad program in Costa Rica, and through teaching a course regarding the Global Classroom has been involved in creating a student and faculty exchange agreement between WSC and Chienkuo Technology University in Taiwan.

In the national election Whitt was elected alongside Faculty Advisory Board members from Clemson University (Clemson, S.C.), Marist College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas), and Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, Ga.).