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This site is your one-page stop for all the information you need to know about Xi Lambda - important news on the chapter and its members, Phi Theta Kappa news, and campus news that affects Xi Lambda. We welcome submissions of news from members and other interested community members. Submissions of news, including member scholarships, should be submitted to the chapter president and the VP of Communications

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Xi Lambda Member Dies

Recent Xi Lambda alumnus and former VP of Scholarship  Michael Mwesigwa past away on October 8, 2006 from complications of a skin graph surgery. He had valiantly fought for two months, but the damage to his body was too extensive.

Michael was working in the basement of his home on Friday, August 11th,when the toxic fumes from industrial-strength glue ignited and caused several explosions. He managed to make his way upstairs to save his two young boys, ages two and four. For this, Michael is forever a hero for having saved his children from certain death.

Xi Lambda still mourns over the loss of such a wonderfully thoughtful, generous, and inviting human being. Michael served his chapter as the Membership Officer and the Vice President of Scholarship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Nicole, his two surviving sons, and his family.

Xi Lambda would like to thank all those that participated in our blood drive in Michaelís honor. Even in is death, he takes care of others.

The chapter is donating and planting a tree on the Meramec Campus in his honor during Earth Days on campus in April. All those who knew and loved Michael, are invited and encouraged to attend.

Following are links to an updated news report on Michael and an obituary from his funeral parlor: Here you may leave a message of condolence and read other's messages as well.

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New Officer Team of 2007-2008

The officer elections were held on April 22nd, 2007. The members voted that...

  • Kadim Alasady is the President of Xi Lambda
  • Karolina Noga is the Vice President of Leadership
  • Jack Duncan is the Vice President of Scholarship
  • Thu Do is the Vice President of Service
  • Magdalena Sadowski is the Vice President of Fellowship
  • Mike Cooper is the Vice President of Membership
  • Denise Willie is the Vice President of Communications and Web Mistress
  • Sara Patino is the Treasurer / Recording Secretary

They were all inducted at the same time on April 29th, 2007 at the Awards Banquet by the advisor Dr. Kay Blalock.  Please congratulate them and welcome them to the Officer Team. Thanks!

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PTK International Convention Award

Please join me in congratulating Michelle Bene' on her award both at the Missouri Regional Convention and the International Convention as Distinguished Chapter Officer. Michelle has been an officer of the Xi Lambda Chapter since November/December 2005 and was well deserving of this award! Please send your congratulations on to her and let other members of the chapter know as well, this is something we can all be proud of!

Sharon Twining also received an award at the International Convention. She was recognized as Distinguished Regional officer. She has had a long history with Xi Lambda. In 2004-2005 she served as VP of Service, in 2005-2006 she served as Chapter President, and in 2006-2007 she served as the Missouri Regional Vice President for the Kappa Dist. Sharon also deserves the award she received. So please join me in congratulating her on her hard won recognition and thanking her for her continuous support to the chapter.

Thank you!

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Missouri Regional Officers election

The voting on the new Missouri Regional Officers took place on March 3rd, 2007 at the Missouri Regional Conference. Each chapter placed their vote that morning and the Regional Officers that won were inducted that night at the Awards Banquette. Our newly elected Regional Officers for 2007-2008 are:

  • Evette Eubanks, President (Metropolitan Community College-Blue River)
  • Chris Palmer, Phi District Vice-President (Metropolitan Community College-Longview)
  • Beth Groll, Theta District Vice-President (State Fair Community College-Lake of the Ozarks)
  • Mahmedein Mahmedein, Kappa District Vice-President (St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley)
  • Anthony Simkins, Vice President for Communications (Ozarks Technical Community College)

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