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Diane D. Hayes joined Speech Communication in Fall of 2007 as an Instructor. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication in August of 1996 from SIUE. As an undergraduate, she received numerous awards and certificates which included,"The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Humanitarian Award", "The Kimmel Leadership Award","Who's Who's Among Students","The National Dean's List", "The Dean's List", "The Johnetta Haley Scholarship", "The Black Student Association Certificate of Appreciation", and "The Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity Certificate of Appreciation". In December of 2006, she graduated from SIUE with the Master's of Art in Speech Communication. Diane was a recipient of the James Walker Graduate Scholarship Award and the Graduate Scholar Award. She has taught for over ten years in various public school settings. Diane teaches Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Oral Argumentation. Her scholarly interests include spiritual issues and evangelistic communication.
On a personal note, Diane is a mother of six children and a grandmother of eight. She was ordained as an licensed minister into the gospel ministry in December of 2004. Diane received the Certificate of Achievement in Ordinational Instruction, Certificate of Certification for Ministerial Ordinational Instructor in 2004. She was a Volunteer Chaplin for Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in East St. Louis, IL. Also, she was a Bible teacher for the Southwest Correctional Facility in Washington Park, IL where she received a Certificate of Appreciation in 2005. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, reading, going to the movies, engaging in thought provoking conversations, and watching "Star Trek".