Updated: October 16, 2013 6:05AM
The Kappa Kappa chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honors Society, has created a chapter of Toastmasters International at Governors State University.
GSU’s Toastmasters club is a collaborative effort among students, faculty and community leaders that will serve as a model of diversity and responsible citizenship, organizers say.
University Park Mayor Vivian Covington joined GSU’s Toastmasters club as a charter member and sponsored membership for three GSU students.
In keeping with the mission of GSU, Toastmasters imbues students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become connected not only to their communities, but globally, she said. Toastmasters will serve as a learning opportunity for GSU students and residents.
Under the guidance of university lecturer Tammara R. Winn and with help from assistant dean of students Sheree Sanderson, the new chapter will encourage community involvement and looks forward to competing for top awards for public speaking at the district, regional and national levels.
Toastmasters, a non-profit educational organization, was created in 1924 to teach public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has grown to a membership of more than 280,000 people with 3,500 clubs in 116 countries.
More information is with Tammara Winn at firstname.lastname@example.org.