Spotlight on DCEDC’s Graduate Research Assistant, Dominique Watson

Dominique Watson’s Academic Achievements

Dominique Watson of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Graduate Research Assistant at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Watson was initiated at Northern Illinois University.

“Watson is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.”

-The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Watson is also an honoree of this year’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award, where she was nominated by the faculty under the Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Science, and a recipient of the Richard E. Dalberg Scholarship that is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in Geography with an emphasis in cartography or GIS.