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Source: Karen Pence, 785-532-5500,
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2535,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


MANHATTAN -- A national honor society in family and consumer sciences has new members at Kansas State University.

K-State's Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron initiated new members April 25. Phi Upsilon Omicron is the oldest national family and consumer sciences honor society. It recognizes and encourages excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. It also encourages lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas.

K-State's chapter, established in 1960, is one of 57 collegiate chapters of the honor society, which has more than 90,625 members in the U.S. and around the world. The honor society was founded in 1909 and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

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

Amie Rodda, junior in family studies and human services, Abilene; Annelise Masters, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Burlington; Joshua Nicholson, senior in dietetics, Hoisington; Kasey Kile, graduate student in early childhood education, Kinsley; Kaitlin Jones, junior in interior design, Leoti; Mollie Wallace, sophomore in human ecology, Overland Park; Amy Hodgdon, junior in family studies and human services, Shawnee; Alicia Ewing, sophomore in family studies and human services, Wamego.

From Wichita: Alicia Jones, sophomore in family studies and human services; Megan Lazzo, senior in family studies and human services; and Andrea Schrage, graduate student in public health.

From out of state: Sherelle "Nikki" Ramsey, graduate student in family studies, Statesville, N.C.