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Paralegal Studies Program Holds First Honor Society Induction Ceremony

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The Paralegal Studies program at College of DuPage recently inducted 24 students and graduates into Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education.

This is the first induction ceremony for the College's chapter of LEX, which was chartered in 2012. Sally N. Fairbank, Professor and Coordinator of Paralegal Studies, said the chapter was a natural outgrowth from the Paralegal Club, which was named Club of the Year during the 2013 Student Life Awards Ceremony.

"We are very proud of our students and excited about this new honor society, which is an opportunity for them to distinguish themselves through academic excellence, service to the community and leadership skills," she said.

The 2013 inductees are as follows:

Aurora: Terry Mohring

Bensenville: Vaida Plesa

Bolingbrook: Jennifer L. Jones

Carol Stream: Danielle F. Moscatello

Darien: Christine Harej, Laura Sumlin

Glen Ellyn: Justin L. Scott

Hinsdale: Melissa K. Ehret

Lombard: Barbara M. Temborius, Laura Yee

Naperville: Margaret Larson Arbetman, Henry J. Brandt, Darlene Compean, Cara Eckert, Carrie L. Garcia, Lisa Vogrig

Oak Brook: Victoria Wadowski

Orland Park: Deborah D'Attomo

Roselle: Brittany L. Graham

Warrenville: Katharin Andrea Schneider

Wheaton: Erin Carver, Janet L. Fuson, Patricia C. Myers,

Winfield: Mallory K. Mohring

For LEX membership, students must maintain a 3.6 or higher GPA in Paralegal Studies courses, have completed at least two-thirds of the program, and have a minimum of 10 service hours within the program. As this was the first year for induction, former students who graduated between 2008 and 2012 were eligible to apply.

Linda Jenkins, adjunct faculty for the Paralegal Studies program and co-advisor of the Paralegal Club, praised the students for their ability to work together and help one another both inside and outside the classroom.

"In addition to meeting rigorous academic standards for admission, every LEX inductee has gone the extra mile outside the classroom to enrich their education by attending Paralegal Club events," she said. "Friendships and networking opportunities have developed because of our inductees' continued commitment to learning."

For more information about the Paralegal Studies program, call Bev Carlson at (630) 942-2140 or email