Source: Stephen Kiefer, 785-532-2642, swkiefer@k-state.edu
Website:http://www.k-state.edu/pbk/
Hometown connection: Anthony, Atchison, Auburn, Derby, Dodge City, Eudora, Goddard, Haddam, Hutchinson, Lansing, Lawrence, Leawood, Lenexa, Maize, Manhattan, Marysville, Ness City, Oakley, Olathe, Overland Park, Ozawkie, Paxico, Prairie Village, Salina, Topeka, Wichita and Wright, Kan.; Windsor, Colo.; Columbia, Kansas City and Pleasant Valley, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Burleson, Texas; and Brandy Station and Williamsburg, Va.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-1544, bbohn@k-state.edu

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Academic success: More than 60 students new members of Phi Beta Kappa

MANHATTAN -- The nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, has 60 new members from Kansas State University.

To be eligible for membership consideration to Phi Beta Kappa, a student must be a junior or a 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 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.

New members include:

Nanthanat "Eve" Tongdaeng, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in political science and international studies, Anthony; Jesse Fitzpatrick, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in geography, Atchison; Courtney Boman, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in public relations, Auburn; Elizabeth Kraushar, senior in English, Derby; Kathryn Jones, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in history and English, Dodge City; Connor Hartpence, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in microbiology and gerontology, Eudora.

From Greater Kansas City: Kathryn Blair, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in geography, Kansas City, Mo.; Sarah Miller, senior in biology and Spanish, and Justin Prelogar, senior in political science and philosophy, both from Leawood; Rachel James, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in Spanish and humanities, Andrew Lewis, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in history, and Justin Scott, senior in political science, all from Lenexa; Ariel Anib, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in criminology, Sarah Klankey, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in anthropology and French, Olivia Miller, senior in political science, and Carla Simpson, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in biology, all from Olathe; Katherine Bartram, senior in public relations, Krista Bunker, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in life sciences, Alyssa Huff, senior in psychology and Spanish, Shelby Ingram, senior in accounting, Merrill Marine, junior in secondary education and Spanish, Bret McCandless, senior in music and anthropology, David Porter, senior in pre-physician assistant, anthropology and Spanish, and Aaron Smith, senior in psychology, all from Overland Park; and Maureen Orth, senior in English literature, and Lyndsey Seck, senior in public relations and Spanish, both from Prairie Village.

Chloe Salmon, senior in anthropology and public relations, Goddard; Elise Hardenburger, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in English, Haddam; Justin Vibbert, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in civil engineering, Hutchinson; Ryan Easterling, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in creative writing, and Megan Hallinan, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in English and philosophy, both from Lansing; Bryant Denning, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in architectural engineering, and Kaylee Oberzan, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in advertising, both from Lawrence; Sierra Hale, senior in English literature, Maize.

From Manhattan: Ashley Bailey, senior in public relations and Spanish; Amanda Caldas, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in political science and international studies; Chelsey Eimer, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in theater and mass communications; Daniel Hornsby, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in English; Erin Keeley, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in Spanish; Kelsey Welliver, senior in Spanish; Melanie Wilkos, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in French; and Kelly Zachariasen, senior in premedicine and biology.

Heather Etelamaki, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in art and creative writing, Marysville; Jeff Kuhlman, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in history, Ness City; Hannah Moorhous, junior in anthropology, Oakley; Sarah Brooks, December 2011 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, Ozawkie; Erin Kraus, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in art history, Paxico; Lora McGraw, senior in pre-law, political science and women's studies, Salina.

From Topeka: Annie Cutler, senior in political science; Brenna Duffy, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in political science; and Kelli McGuire, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in political science and international studies.

Melanie Delimont, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in communication sciences and disorders, and Sally Gordon, senior in Spanish and secondary education, both from Wichita; and Derek Burke, senior in philosophy, Wright.

From out of state:

Katie Samples, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in agribusiness, Windsor, Colo.; Martin Wilson, senior in creative writing, Vernon Hills, Ill.; Morgan Pearn, junior in psychology, Columbia, Mo.; Megan Denison, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in family studies and human services, Pleasant Valley, Mo.; Sophia Dongilli, senior in Spanish and international studies, Lincoln, Neb.; Abigail Miller, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in anthropology, Las Vegas, Nev.; Rebekah Mulvaney, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in English, Burleson, Texas; Tyler Rudder, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in history, Brandy Station, Va.; and Katherine Gustafson, May 2012 bachelor's graduate in economics, Williamsburg, Va.