Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

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Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

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Davey James Chastang (University of Alabama) was one of about two dozen people to earn a 201 2 RESPECT Award from the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Office of Consumer and Ex-Patient Relations for exemplary conduct toward the mentally ill. He is a mental health therapist and the team leader of an adult outpatient facility within the AltaPointe Health Systems in Mobile that assists about 60 consumers in areas such as hygiene, etiquette, cooking, gardening and computers. Consumers select the winners, who are caregivers, whether professional or voluntary, and fellow consumers.

Harold E. Cheatham (Clemson University former chapter president) will be one of six to receive The Pennsylvania State University's 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, the school's highest honor for an individual, early next month. He is Emeritus Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Development and Emeritus Professor of Counseling and Education Leadership at Clemson University. Cheatham has written widely on the psychosocial development of black college students; multicultural counseling and theory; and cultural pluralism. He earlier held teaching and administrative positions at Penn State, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Case Western Reserve University. A Fulbright scholar. National Board Certified Counselor, and former president of the American College Personnel Association, Cheatham earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Penn State and advanced degrees in counseling/higher education administration from Colgate University (master's) and Case Western (doctoral).

Christine Derblns (Louisiana State University), a sophomore distance runner pursing degrees in mathematics and mass communications at Louisiana State University (LSU), was named the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation 2012 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She also earned a Wally Pontiff, Jr., Academic Excellence Award from the school.

Margaret Dunkle (Hood College), lead research scientist at the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University and founding director of the Early Identification and Intervention Collaborative for Los Angeles County for children with disabilities and developmental delays, was one of six Innovators inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame by the Maryland Commission for Women. A press release cites her as "author, activist, and an unsung heroine of Title IX, the 1 972 landmark legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in schools and colleges receiving federal funding." She wrote an influential 1974 report that provided the template for Title IX's athletic requirements. Her subsequent manual. Competitive Athletics: in Search of Equal Opportunity, published by the-then U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, propelled progress for female college athletes. Dunkle also commissioned the 1991 study. How Schools Shortchange Girls, and helped develop the 1 980 Science and Technology Equal Opportunities Act. She has more than 100 publications to her credit and has testified nine times before Congress. Other accolades include the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the Activist/Policy Award from the Women Educators of the American Educational Research Association.

Irene Haney (Boise State University) has been appointed the executive director of the Fruitland, Idaho, office of Heart 'n Home Hospice & Palliative Care. She has worked in numerous areas of nursing such as critical care and home health and has held many leadership positions. …

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