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Phi Kappa Phi honor society initiates nearly 100 new members for academic excellence

Thursday, May 8, 2014

       

 

MANHATTAN — Outstanding academic work has earned nearly 100 Kansas State University students initiation to Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

Since its founding in 1897, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America — including Kansas State University — and the Philippines. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.

Emily Kruse, master's student in interior architecture & product design, Andover; Benton Duff, junior in general business administration, Chanute; Dana Williamson, master's student in architecture, Dodge City; Kassidy Robbins, senior in life sciences, Emmett; Starmisha Lengas, master's student in academic advising, and Ashley MacKinnon, senior in dietetics, both from Fort Riley; Carston Cooper, senior in entrepreneurship, Garnett.

From Greater Kansas City: Isaac Falcon, master's student in psychology, and Michael Saylor, master's student on adult, occupational and continuing education, both from Kansas City; Daniel Ngugi, senior in aeronautical technology, Lenexa; Haley Claxton, junior in history, and David Rendulic, junior in mechanical engineering, both from Olathe; Kelsey Brown, master's student in family studies and human services, Grant Jackson, junior in finance, Megan Murray, senior in dietetics, and David Simons, senior in economics, all from Overland Park; and Dianna Bartel, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Shawnee.

Katheryne Kimmel, junior in nutritional sciences, Hutchinson; Edward Schenk IV, junior in physics-nuclear science, Junction City.

From Manhattan: Erebecca Berhanemeskel, doctoral student in environmental design and planning; James Callahan Jr., doctoral student in educational leadership; Alexis Cook, senior in accounting; Brooke Cull, master's student in public health; Jeremy Davis, junior in public relations; Mark Ellner, master's student in curriculum and instruction; Clint Gregory, doctoral student in biology; Michael Hatesohl, junior in biology; Yuxin He, doctoral student in agronomy; Julie Jones, master's student in counseling and student development; Winnie Knapp, master's student in family studies and human services; Amanda Lickteig, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction; Neha Maheshwari, master's student in food science; Joshua Mann, master's student in business administration; Diana McElwain, master's student in public administration; Andra Nistor, master's student in business administration; Brittanie Partridge, fourth-year student in veterinary medicine; Michelle Pavlick, fourth-year student in veterinary medicine; Patricia Pearson, senior in anthropology; Manpreet Rai, doctoral student in psychology; Margaret Starcher, master's student in fine arts; Jill Stimec, master's student in family studies and human services; Jorge Torrebiarte, junior in agriculture technology; Fengguo Wei, doctoral student in computer science; Jessica Wheeler, junior in biochemistry; and Weihong Zhang, doctoral student in biochemistry.

Jackie Lehechka, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Marysville; Kelby Green, junior in nutrition and health, Moundridge; Kimberly Friedrichs, junior in nutritional sciences, Mount Hope; Caysi Gatts, junior in family studies and human services, Ozawkie; Shannon Moore, senior in music, Paola; Tosh Taylor, junior in aeronautical technology, Riley; Lacy Ackerman, junior in finance, Seneca; Kelsie Hoss, junior in animal sciences and industry, Sharon Springs; Dustin Dick, doctoral student in education leadership, Silver Lake; and Logan Jones, junior in theatre, Wichita.

From out of state:

Al LeMaire, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Montgomery, Alabama; Sheila Finn, master's student in academic advising, Little Rock, Arkansas; Christina Lofgren, master's student in academic advising, Salinas, California; Betty Makani, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, San Jose, California.

From Colorado: Lisa Farrell, master's student in academic advising, Aurora; Hannah Rogers, senior in German, Colorado Springs; and Douglas Shelton III, senior in management, Parker.

Amy Morgan, master's student in academic advising, New Port Richey, Florida.

From Illinois: Chloe Robinson, master's student in academic advising, Chicago; Derek Janssen, senior in food science and industry, Rockford; and J. Ross DeVault, master's student in landscape architecture, St. Charles.

Robin Durain, junior in dietetics, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Misty Calhoun, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Brandenburg, Kentucky; Timothy Cox II, master's student in academic advising, Germantown, Maryland.

From Missouri: Charlene Atkins, doctoral student in  curriculum and instruction, Centerview; Maureen Green, master's student in academic advising, Florissant; Emily Stolfus, junior in elementary education, St. Joseph; and Kimberly Yawitz, senior in dietetics, St. Louis.

Tianna Harrison, master's student in academic advising, Raleigh, North Carolina; Aimee Pitchford, junior in dietetics, Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; Joel Applegate, doctoral student in educational leadership, Cozad, Nebraska; Huajing Xing, doctoral student in human nutrition, Parsippany, New Jersey; John Schroeder, master's student in civil engineering, Los Alamos, New Mexico; Melissa Monette, master's student in academic advising, Bend, Oregon.

From Texas: Disa Shelton, master's student in academic advising, Austin; Morgan Hook, junior in public health nutrition, Grapevine; Holli Forrest, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Houston; April Trotter, junior in architecture, Katy; and Andrew Rostek, junior in landscape architecture, Missouri City.

Randy Johanning, master's in electrical engineering, Alexandria, Virginia.

From Washington: Justin Molocznik, master's student in psychology, Bellingham; Abder Elandaloussi, master's student in electrical engineering, and Patrice Lyon, master's student in food science, both from Pullman.

Joy Clady, doctoral student in human ecology, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; and Bradley Frey, master's student in psychology, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

From out of country: Derek Dedman, master's student in family studies and human services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Source

Nancy Calhoun
ncalhoun@k-state.edu


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Andover, Chanute, Dodge City, Emmett, Fort Riley, Garnett, Hutchinson, Junction City, Kansas City, Lenexa, Manhattan, Marysville, Mount Hope, Olathe, Overland Park, Ozawkie, Paola, Riley, Seneca, Sharon Springs, Silver Lake and Wichita; Montgomery, Alabama; Little Rock, Arkansas; Salinas and San Jose, California; Aurora, Colorado Springs and Parker, Colorado; New Port Richey, Florida; Chicago, Rockford and St. Charles, Illinois; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Brandenburg, Kentucky; Germantown, Maryland; Centerview, Florissant, St. Joseph and St. Louis, Missouri; Raleigh and Snead's Ferry, North Carolina; Cozad, Nebraska; Parsippany, New Jersey; Los Alamos, New Mexico; Bend, Oregon; Austin, Grapevine, Houston, Katy and Mexico City, Texas; Alexandria, Virginia; Bellingham and Pullman, Washington; Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

At a glance

Phi Kappa Phi has nearly 100 new members this spring at Kansas State University.