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New Phi Kappa Phi members selected for academic excellence

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

 

MANHATTAN — More than 90 Kansas State University students, faculty, and alumni are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society.

Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

The new initiates for 2017 are second semester juniors in the upper 7.5 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent of their class, or outstanding graduate students in the top 10 percent of their class.

The following students are new members of Kansas State University's Phi Kappa Phi chapter:

Nichole Monroe, master's student in educational leadership, Abilene; Juliana Karber, senior in mass communications and pre-law, Andover; Kelly Stewart, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Coffeyville; Stormie Hittle, senior in hospitality management, Concordia; Cheryl Buckner, master's student in teaching, Dodge City; Asa Lee, senior in wildlife and outdoor entertainment management, Fowler; Luke Plummer, senior in kinesiology, Fredonia; Melissa Lanning, master's student in teaching, Garden City; and Jennifer Yoho, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Girard.

From Greater Kansas City: Alyson Daniels, junior in elementary education, Gardner; Anna Kucera, junior in biological engineering and pre-veterinary medicine, and Chantel Rice, master's student in business administration, both from Kansas City; Elisabeth Weesner, senior food science and industry and pre-medicine, Leawood; Breanna Fox, senior in animal sciences and industry and pre-veterinary medicine, Lenexa; Matthew Zayas, master's student in public administration, Olathe; Amy Bishoff, master's student in teaching, Taryn Borelli, master's student in landscape architecture, Mitchell Fowler, senior in mechanical engineering, Jana Meyers, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, and Zachary Stanley, senior in industrial engineering, all from Overland Park;and Shelley Fritz, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Prairie Village.

Courtney Hess, senior in nutritional sciences and pre-medicine, Hays; Erin Schmidt, fourth-year veterinary student, and Tanner Wiens, senior in electrical engineering, both from Hutchinson; Madison Moore, senior in vocal performance, Iuka; Amber Pontious, master's student in teaching, Junction City; Virginia Brown, senior in biological systems engineering, Lansing; and Rona Carlile, master's student in teaching, Liberal.

From Manhattan: Alexander Brase, senior in mass communications; Kelly Briggs, master's student in academic advising; Matthew Buckwalter, master's student in personal financial planning; Andrew Crowder, master's student in civil engineering; Eric Gray, junior in chemical engineering; Carly Hildebrant Aulicky, doctoral student in biology; Miranda Klugesherz, master's student in communication studies; Seth Lickteig, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction; Kristina Lyons, master's student in special education; Bobbi Mcdowell, master's student in teaching; Chandrika Mitra, master's student in software engineering; Noortje Notenbaert, master's student in agronomy; Stephanie Sowell, master's student in educational leadership; Jennifer Spero, senior in computer science; Noah Trapp, senior in microbiology and pre-medicine; and Emily Warren, master's student in educational leadership.

Kaitlin Ensminger, senior in family studies and human services, Moran; Hannah Moorhous, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Oakley; Christanna Smith, master's student in family studies and human services, Ogden; Alicia Burris, doctoral student in biology, Parsons; Adam Sobba, master's student in business administration, Richmond; Kyle Harper, junior in engineering technology, Rose Hill; Addison Justus, junior in marketing, Salina; Hanna Eck, junior in management, Sharon.

From Topeka: Brian Wenger, junior in industrial engineering and Rexanne Greuter, master's student in teaching.

Kasey Holle, senior in architecture, Wamego; Tori Bontrager, junior in kinesiology, Whiting; and Alex Wakim, senior in applied music and pre-law, and Kayd Byers, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, both from Wichita.

From out of state:

Amy Soto, master's student in academic advising, Oxnard, California; Elizabeth Walsh, master's student in gerontology, Pomona, California; Megan Burke, master's student in architecture, Castle Pines, Colorado; Antoinette Beyah, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Conley, Georgia; Michael W. Elliott, master's student in personal financial planning, Statesboro,Georgia; Gaya Mazzoni, master's student in adult, occupational, and continuing education, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

From Illinois: Aram C. Kokuzian, junior in history, Crest Hill; Lauren Bailey, junior in architecture, and Susan Leimbach, senior in education and mathematics, both from Quincy; Grant Gondell, master's student in agribusiness, Westmont.

Tara Pillai, master's student in academic advising, South Bend, Indiana; Lisa Ritcher, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Lexington, Kentucky; John Ashburn, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, Monroe, Louisiana.

From Missouri: Justin Mohn, master's student in security studies, Excelsior Springs; Alexandra Parr, senior in communication studies and modern languages, Florissant; Karah Kellogg, master's student in academic advising, Goodman; David DiCarlo, master's student in software engineering, Platte City; Somer Anderson, doctoral student in personal financial planning, St. Louis; and Kyle Marquart, master's student in geology, Washington.

Melissa Decker, master's student in academic advising, Manahawkin, New Jersey; Anna Meissbach, senior in modern languages and history from Weaverville,North Carolina; Leanna Lester, master's student in food science, Marion, Ohio; Whitney Axman, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Bethany, Oklahoma; Keaghan Welter, master's student in teaching, Chandler, Oklahoma; Jillian Joyce, doctoral student in human nutrition, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Jennifer E. Smith, senior in dietetics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Alyssa Gehle, master's student in public health, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Marlen Jimenez, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Friendswood, Texas; Lesa Snyder, master's student in academic advising, Provo, Utah; Melissa Kincaid, senior in social sciences, Bealeton, Virginia; and Mckenzie Combes, senior in history and park management and conservation, Hudson, Wisconsin.

From out of country: Md Zahidul Karim, doctoral student in civil engineering, Bangladesh; Holly Zonneveld, British Columbia; Kumarsinh Jhala, doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, India; Tennecia Dacass, doctoral student in economics, Jamaica; Rund Al-Masri, doctoral student in civil engineering, Jordan; Monsuru Abass, master's student in mechanical engineering, Nigeria; Andrea Labiste Teme, senior in management, Paraguay; and Cynthia Tan, senior in engineering technology, Singapore.

Faculty members invited to join Phi Kappa Phi include David Griffin Sr., assistant dean of the College of Education; Kevin Gwinner, Edgerley family dean of the College of Business Administration; and Shannon Washburn, assistant dean of the College of Agriculture.



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Abilene, Andover, Coffeyville, Concordia, Dodge City, Fowler, Fredonia, Garden City, Gardner, Girard, Hays, Hutchinson, Iuka, Junction City, Kansas City, Lansing, Leawood, Lenexa, Liberal, Manhattan, Moran, Oakley, Ogden, Parsons, Prairie Village, Richmond, Rose Hill, Salina, Sharon, Topeka, Wamego, Whiting and Wichita, Kansas; Oxnard and Pomona, California; Castle Pines, Colorado; Conley and Statesboro, Georgia; Wahiawa, Hawaii; Crest Hill, Quincy and Westmont, Illinois; South Bend, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Monroe, Louisiana; Excelsior Springs, Florissant, Goodman, Platte City, St. Louis and Washington, Missouri; Manahawkin, New Jersey; Weaverville, North Carolina; Bethany and Chandler, Oklahoma; Greensburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Friendswood, Texas; Provo, Utah; Bealeton Virginia; and Hudson, Wisconsin.

Written by

Joelle Pitts
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jopitts@k-state.edu