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Keys Of Excellence Recipients Announced

Nov. 15, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Tyler Pointer

Keys Of Excellence Recipients

“The measure of a Life is its Service,” reflects the importance of what it means to serve others at Sam Houston State University and beyond.

One of SHSU’s most prestigious student organizations, the Orange Keys, honored faculty and staff who have impacted them during their time at school in the annual Keys of Excellence celebration.

For Keys of Excellence, each Orange Key nominates one faculty or staff member and provides a letter discussing the positive influence they have made at SHSU. A total of six winners are chosen every year from these nominations.

This year’s recipients are Dana Bible, Benita Brooks, Rachel Erickson, LeeAn Muns, Laura Sullivan and Edie Wells.

Orange Key Diamond Dickson selected Mass Communication Operations Manager and Lecturer LeeAn Muns as her nominee to thank her for the difference she has made in her education.

“If it were not for LeeAn, I would not be as successful as I am today within journalism,” Dickson said.  “She is one of the realest professors you will ever meet, and if you get the chance to sit in on one of her classes, your life will be altered. Every time I am in her class, I learn something new that I can apply to myself and future. She is very hands-on, and her critique has helped me grow into the person I am today.”

Each Orange Key provided a speech for the six selected winners in addition to an honorary award being gifted.

“Once LeeAn realized that she had won after I’d given my speech about her, she was completely overjoyed,” Dickson said. “I will continue to cherish my time at SHSU with her and absorb every piece of advice she gives me to be successful.”

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