Southeast Student Awarded Lorberg Medal



March 26, 2009 – Southeast Missouri State University student Alyson Krenning, daughter of Richard and Linda Krenning of Beaufort, Ill., will be honored March 27 with the M.G. Lorberg Jr. Medal.

The Lorberg Medal recognizes students who excel academically as well as in service to the University and the greater community. Communication Studies faculty will hold a ceremony Friday evening, March 27 in the Rose Theatre lobby at Southeast to honor Krenning.

Krenning will graduate from Southeast this May with a double major in communication studies and public relations, as well as a minor in marketing: sales management.

“She has a strong GPA as well as much praise from her professors for being studious, dependable, and always so cordial. Krenning will gladly go above and beyond,” said Dr. Glen Williams, professor of communication.

Krenning is more than an ideal student, she is also a good citizen on campus. She has been involved in COMMrades, serving as treasurer for one year and now serving as president. She is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed service fraternity), where she currently serves as president and has held many other offices.

Krenning has been an active student while working her way through school at Southeast. Since arriving in Cape Girardeau, she has been a teller at First Missouri State Bank, worked the front line at Culver’s and interned with the United Way.  “No doubt, her talent, personality, and work ethic will continue to serve her wellᾰand do us proudᾰas she continues her work in banking and eventually in pharmaceutical sales,” Williams said.

The Communication Studies faculty unanimously selected Krenning as the spring 2009 recipient of the Lorberg Medal.

Lorberg was a professor at Southeast from 1967 until his death in 1987. He also served as department chair for the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre.