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Distinguished honor: Phi Beta Kappa selects new members

Monday, June 23, 2014

       



MANHATTAN — Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, has inducted new members at Kansas State University.

To be eligible for membership to the honor society, a student must be a junior or senior with a grade point average of at least 3.7; students with GPAs of 3.6 to 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 the university's College of Arts & 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.

New members of Phi Beta Kappa at Kansas State University include:

Jordan Thomas, senior in political science and anthropology, Atchison; David Sage, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in political science, Augusta; Xavier Capalla, junior in biology and Spanish, Bonner Springs; Jessica Wheeler, junior in biochemistry and pre-law, Ellis; Jaclyn DeForest, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in dietetics, Florence.

From Greater Kansas City: Khiana Harris, junior in psychology and anthropology, Kansas City;Allyson Hall, junior in biology and pre-physician assistant, Brooke Katterhenry, junior in kinesiology, and Alexander Severance, senior in history, all from Lenexa; Joseph Sheppard, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in mathematics, German and theatre, Merriam; Kenan Dannenberg, senior in history, and Danielle Dobratz, junior in public health nutrition and pre-physician assistant, both from Olathe; Angela Glean, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in kinesiology, Michael Kelley, senior in political science and international studies, Daniel Revard, senior in mechanical engineering, Kristin Selby, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in English literature, and Rachel Smith, junior in Spanish and marketing, all from Overland Park; Cormac Badger, senior in English, Canaan Coker, junior in biology, gerontology and premedicine, and Victoria Sears, senior in history and international studies, all from Shawnee; Madison Grier, junior in secondary education, Stilwell; and Spencer Low, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in political science, Westwood.

Kaitlyn Mosher, junior in psychology, Lawrence; Melissa Mayhew, junior in anthropology and history, and William Raymond, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in political science, both from Leavenworth.

From Manhattan: Johnathan Bostrom, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in anthropology and philosophy; Courtney Faucett, junior in industrial engineering and Spanish; Carolyn Fox, junior in agronomy; Cara Hillstock, junior in English; Adam McCann, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in kinesiology; Sofia Sabates, junior in biology and pre-veterinary medicine; Laura Vallejo, senior in humanities, theatre and dance; and Adena Weiser, senior in women's studies.

Kayla Harwood, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, McLouth; Cheyanne Alvarado, senior in biology, McPherson; Kaitlyn Dewell, senior in journalism and digital media, Meade; Melissa Beyer, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in early childhood education, Moundridge; Alica Egan, senior in Spanish, Salina; and Jacey Holliday, junior in elementary education, Soldier.

From Topeka: Grace Bagley, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in anthropology; Kaitlyn Burton, senior in accounting; Taylor Fagon, junior in microbiology; and Briana Rickabaugh, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in psychology and Spanish.

Jordan Erwin, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in mathematics, and Kristen Funk, junior in biology and premedicine, both from Wichita.

From out of state: Hannah Rogers, senior in German; Tess Rychener, junior in animal sciences and industry, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Bryon Cabell, senior in anthropology, Kapolei, Hawaii; Alexis Filippo, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in history, Frankfort, Illinois; and Caleb Mitchell, junior in civil engineering, Liberty MIssouri.

From out of the country: Lilla Porubek, May 2014 bachelor's graduate in economics, Hungary; and Jose Lopez, senior in biochemistry and German, Paraguay.

Sources

Mary Hale Tolar
785-532-6085
mtolar@k-state.edu

Kristin Marsh
785-532-1432
tin@k-state.edu

Website

Phi Beta Kappa

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Atchison, Augusta, Bonner Springs, Ellis, Florence, Kansas City, Lawrence, Lenexa, Leavenworth, Manhattan, McLouth, McPherson, Meade, Merriam, Moundridge, Olathe, Overland Park, Salina, Shawnee, Soldier, Stilwell, Topeka, Westwood and Wichita; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Kapolei, Hawaii; and Liberty, Missouri

Written by

Alex Moran
785-532-2535
aamoran@k-state.edu

At a glance

The nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, has selected new members at Kansas State University.