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Lincoln College's Sally Pyne honored by Leadership McLean County

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[May 12, 2012]  NORMAL -- Dr. Sally Pyne, who serves in academic advisement at Lincoln College-Normal, has been recognized by Leadership McLean County with an Alumni Award for her professional achievements and dedication to community service within McLean County. Leadership McLean County is a program of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

Pyne, who has worked at Lincoln College-Normal since 2005, currently works with the school's Accelerated Bridge to Education program, or ABE, which offers accelerated bachelor's degrees in a program designed for the working adult.

Professionally, Pyne has contributed significantly to the field of education in McLean County for over 25 years in academic advising for students at Lincoln College-Normal and Illinois State University. Over the course of her career, Pyne has served as an adviser or mentor for over 3,000 students. She has also been highly involved with professional boards and associations, such as the National Academic Advising Association and the Administrative and Professional Council at Illinois State University. She was a founding member of the Illinois Academic Advising Association in 2011.

Pyne has also given extensive amounts of her time to community service. Since 1985, Pyne has volunteered for various causes, including the Task Force for Hispanic Advocacy, Beyond the Books Education Foundation, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, the Normal Community West High School PTO, the Unit 5 Referendum Committee, the Bloomington chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and Planned Parenthood of Mid-Central Illinois.

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Pyne is a 2002 graduate of Leadership McLean County. In recent years, she has served on the steering committee for the program and served as a class leader from 2004-2007. In 2012, she will participate in the inaugural mentorship program through Leadership McLean County.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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