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Dr. Christine Pappas, associate professor of political science and legal studies at East Central University, has been elected to the National Pi Sigma Alpha Executive Council, it was recently announced.

Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society and Pappas has served as ECU advisor since 2001. She is one of 12 members named to the executive council for 2012-2014.

The Pi Sigma Alpha Council meets annually at the American Political Science Association Convention to take actions and guide the affairs of the society. The council works with the executive committee of the president, president-elect, executive director and newsletter editor for governing tasks.

“It’s an honor to be selected by my national peers in political science for this prestigious office,” said Pappas. “ECU’s Pi Sigma Alpha chapter was chosen for the national ‘best chapter’ award two times in the last few years. We are also one of the first chapters to use Chapter Activity Grants to complete service projects.”

From 2005-2010, the ECU chapter completed the Week of Work project, according to Pappas. During that time, the ECU chapter completed dozens of beautification projects for hundreds of Ada residents, especially in the Hammond Heights and Westside neighborhoods.

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