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Source: Karen Pence, 785-532-5500,
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron has initiated new members.

Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society in family and consumer sciences that encourages lifelong learning, excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. It is the oldest family and consumer sciences honor society in the nation and has around 90,000 members worldwide. K-State's chapter, Alpha Chi, was established in 1960.

New members of Phi Upsilon Omicron at K-State include:

Kelsi Hillbrant-Head, junior in family studies and human services, Manhattan; Kelly Harrison, junior in nutrition and kinesiology, Overland Park; Madison Peak, sophomore in nutritional sciences, Shawnee; Sara Fultz, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Topeka; and Kelsey Flickner, sophomore in family studies and human services, and Gabrielle Sims, sophomore in dietetics and kinesiology, both from Wichita.