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Source: Karen Pence, 785-532-5500,
Note to editors: Katherine Cogswell and Jessica Miller are both graduates of Olathe South High School.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009


MANHATTAN -- A national honor society in family and consumer sciences that recognizes and encourages excellence in scholarship, leadership and service has new members at Kansas State University.

An induction ceremony for new initiates of K-State's Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron was Dec. 6.

Phi Upsilon Omicron also encourages lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas. Founded in 1919 at the University of Minnesota, it is the oldest national family and consumer sciences honor society and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Phi Upsilon Omicron has 57 collegiate chapters, 31 alumni chapters and more than 90,625 members throughout the U.S. and the world.

New members at K-State include:

Lauren Davis, junior in family studies and human services, Abilene.

From Greater Kansas City: Katherine Cogswell, senior in public health nutrition and dietetics, and Jessica Miller, senior in athletic training, both from Olathe; Courtney Brown, junior in apparel marketing, Overland Park; Sarah Caldwell, junior in public health nutrition and dietetics, and Amelia Meyers, sophomore in family studies and human services, both from Shawnee.

From Manhattan: Janelle Goehring, senior in apparel marketing; Risa Iwata, senior in apparel and textile marketing; and Michelle Stork, sophomore in family studies and human services.

Rebecca Dockum, senior in family studies and human services, McPherson; Katherine Maier, junior in apparel marketing, Ottawa; Kyleen Krehbiel, senior in public health nutrition and dietetics, Park City; and Aubrey Riedel, sophomore in dietetics and gerontology, Wakeeney.