Source: Mary Molt, 785-532-0324, marymolt@k-state.edu
Hometown connection:
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News release prepared by:
Beth Bohn, 785-532-1544, bbohn@k-state.edu

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Human Ecology scholars: Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society selects new members

MANHATTAN -- Excellence in research, leadership and scholarship has earned 50 students from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society.

Membership in the society is extended to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours and have a minimum grade point average of at least 3.5. Graduate students must have completed 15 semester hours of graduate work and have a minimum grade point average of 3.7.

New members of Kappa Omicron Nu at K-State include:

Haley Jones, senior in family studies and human services, Abilene; Rachel Bloom, master's student in gerontology, Andover; Kathleen Phillips, junior in family studies and human services, Arkansas City; Anna Baughan, sophomore in communication studies and disorders, Baldwin City; Jordan DeTar Newbert, sophomore in interior design, Bonner Springs; Logan Barefoot, junior in family studies and human services, Bucyrus; Sarah Hemmen, junior in early childhood education, Colwich; Jana Miller, junior in family studies and human services and communication sciences and disorders, Council Grove; Jamie Engelken, junior in personal financial planning, Frankfort.

From Greater Kansas City: Alicia Williams, senior in communication sciences and disorders, Kansas City, Kan.; Rachel Kennedy, senior in dietetics, Kansas City, Mo.; Melissa Richardson, sophomore in fashion design, Leawood; and Leona Murphy, master's student in early childhood education, and Nicole Specht, senior in dietetics, both from Overland Park.

LeaAnne Diederich, junior in family studies and human services and pre-occupational therapy, Hanover; Alyssa Miller, junior in dietetics, Hutchinson; Lexi Peterson, junior in communication sciences and disorders, LeRoy; Samuel Honey, junior in family studies and human services, Manhattan; Tonya Ricklefs, doctoral student in family studies, Meriden; Hillary L'Ecuyer, sophomore in interior design, Morrowville; Chelsea Mitchell, sophomore in early childhood education, Seneca; Emily Groves, sophomore in communication sciences and disorders, Topeka; Brittany Claassen, sophomore in apparel marketing, Whitewater.

From Wichita: Traci Bolin, senior in dietetics; Lacy Gatz, sophomore in family studies and human services; Lauren Nutt, sophomore in apparel and textiles design; Allison O'Rourke, sophomore in communication sciences and disorders; Caroline Swanson, junior in communication sciences and disorders; and Rachel Swenson, sophomore in family studies and human services.

From out of state:

From California: Marvel Alder, master's student in family financial planning, Sacramento; Katherine Meyer, master's student in personal financial planning, San Jose; and Yvonne Roehr, senior in dietetics, South Pasadena.

From Colorado: Ann Vosbeek, sophomore in dietetics, Littleton; Nicole Schmalz, senior in dietetics, Loma; and Jessica Perrault, senior in dietetics, Westminster.

Melanie Newkirk, master's student in dietetics, Tampa, Fla.; Christine Rogers, sophomore in dietetics, Rockford, Ill.; Kalyn Siade, master's student in merchandising, South Bend, Ind.; Victor Ricciardi, graduate student in family financial planning, Towson, Md.; Erin King, senior in dietetics, Nantucket, Mass.

From Missouri: Jaclyn Scheidhauer, junior in family studies and human services, Parkville; Carson O'Connor, sophomore in family studies and human services, St. Louis; and Christine Morse, senior in dietetics, Warrenton.

Cindy Patierno, senior in dietetics, Brigantine, N.J.; Amy Menzie, master's student in dietetics, Buffalo, N.Y.; Julie Cumbie, doctoral student in personal financial planning, Edmond, Okla.; Kristen Brunkow, sophomore in family studies and human services, Ponca City, Okla.; Margaret Young, senior in dietetics, Charleston, S.C.; Shirley Robinson, sophomore in family studies and human services, Jefferson, S.D.; and Kristina Garza, senior in family studies and human services, Houston, Texas.