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Eichenauer honored with prestigious Pi Gamma Mu scholarship

Connor EichenauerConnor Eichenauer, who graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manchester University, has been awarded the Carroll Parrish Scholarship from Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in Social Sciences.

The North Manchester native will use this $2,000 scholarship to pursue graduate study in industrial/organizational psychology in the master’s and doctoral program at Michigan State University, the top-ranked program in the field.

“This scholarship award not only recognizes Connor’s academic abilities and achievements, but it also testifies to the quality of our Psychology Program and its faculty — Rusty Coulter-Kern, Marcie Coulter-Kern, K.J. Kessie and Jack Wiley,” said Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and professor of political science. “The honor reflects well on our Pi Gamma Mu chapter, Indiana Theta, in operation for three years now,” led by Timothy McKenna-Buchanan and assisted by Staci Overbeck.

McKenna-Buchanan is director of the MU Honors Program and assistant professor of communication studies, and Overbeck is administrative assistant for the college. 

Pi Gamma Mu and its executive director, Suzanne Rupp, selected Eichenauer for this prestigious award.

“This is a competitive scholarship, and only three of the 10 annual Pi Gamma Mu scholarships are awarded at the $2,000 rate (the other seven are for $1,000 each), so Connor was a top applicant,” Rupp said. “Thank you all for your excellent work and leadership.”

Eichenauer was a student-athlete at Manchester, making the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Scholar-Athlete honors' list. He is also known in the North Manchester community and at the University for his commitment to community service. 

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 70 areas of academic study to more than 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

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June 2019