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Source: Stephen Kiefer, 785-532-2642, swkiefer@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/pbk/
Note to editor: Amanda Bailiff, Overland Park, is a graduate of Olathe North High School;
Jared Bucher, Olathe, was a home-school student; Janell Friesen is a graduate of Olathe
South High School; Kelsey Matthews is a graduate of Olathe East High School; and Abby
Williams is a graduate of Whitefield Academy, Kansas City, Mo.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2532, bbohn@k-state.edu

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS AT K-STATE

MANHATTAN -- More than 50 students recently were initiated into Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

To be eligible for membership consideration, a student must be a junior or a senior with a grade point average of at least 3.7; students with GPAs between 3.6-3.7 may be considered if the level and depth of their course work indicates an unusually distinguished record.

In addition, students also must be candidates for a bachelor’s degree in K-State’s College of Arts and Sciences or have at least 90 hours or three-fourths of their total course work from departments in the college. Students also must have taken a required number and level of courses in a foreign language, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. It fosters and recognizes excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. New members of Phi Beta Kappa from K-State include:

Gene Collins, senior in biochemistry, Abilene; Katherine Killingsworth, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in family studies and human services, Bonner Springs; Paige Girard, senior in life sciences and pre-veterinary medicine, and Amanda Zenger, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in journalism and mass communications, both from Clyde; David Zeller, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in history, Emporia; Patrick Roeder, senior in statistics, Frankfort.

From Greater Kansas City: Amanda Stueve, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in anthropology and political science, Gardner; Jared Bucher, senior in social sciences, Janell Friesen, senior in anthropology and philosophy, Kelsey Matthews, junior in French and finance, and Abby Williams, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in anthropology and Spanish, all from Olathe; Eduardo Alvarado, junior in philosophy and economics, Amanda Bailiff, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in social work, Taylor Connolly, junior in criminology, Spanish and pre-law, Hannah Hartsig, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in history and art history, and Kyle Kongs, senior in accounting and Spanish, all from Overland Park.

From Greater Kansas City, continued: Andrew McGowan, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in agronomy, Prairie Village; Sarah Brink, senior in economics, Roeland Park; Molly Hamm, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in English and secondary education, Lauren Martin, senior in English, April Newby, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in public relations and Spanish, and Maria Pezza, senior in geography, all from Shawnee.

Erin Grotheer, senior in political science, Girard; Sebastian O'Connor, senior in political science, Hartford; Kelly French, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in English literature, Highland; Greta Kliewer, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, Hillsboro; Lexie Pfeifer, junior in occupational therapy, Holcomb; Rebecca Manes, senior in sociology and political science, Kanopolis; Laura Carlson, junior in family studies and human services, Lindsborg; Kate Donnelly, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in art history, and Melissa Cranmer, May 2010 bachelor's in Spanish and anthropology, both from Manhattan; Chelsea Urban, junior in Spanish, Mayfield; Tana Smith, senior in history, Paola; Amanda Hassman, senior in elementary education, and Samuel Henke, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in mathematics and computer science, both from Salina; Clarissa Howley, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in English, Scandia; Patrick Kirk, senior in history, Scott City; Janna Wendelburg, senior in secondary education-social studies and Spanish, Stafford; Richard Stromberg, junior in political science, Sterling; Emily Westfall, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in Spanish, Topeka.

From Wichita: Chelsie Bonds, junior in history; Ashley Frey, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in mass communications; Kelsey Shaw, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in public relations; Blair Stenzel, junior in journalism and mass communications; and Megan Whitesell, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in German and marketing.

Melody Lloyd, senior in psychology and kinesiology, Yates Center.

Kristina Schoen, junior in German, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; Katherine Wartell, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in anthropology and journalism, Superior, Colo.; Cynthia Preston, junior in Spanish and advertising, Duluth, Minn.

From Nebraska: Whitney Buchmann, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in Spanish, and Brin Miller, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, both from Lincoln; and Marlo Adcock, junior in social work, Plattsmouth.

Carrie Waide, May 2010 bachelor's graduate in women's studies, Mason, Ohio.