Source: Kellsi Bradberry, kb700hsm@k-state.edu
Hometown connection: Andover, Belleville, Chanute, Courtland, Clyde, Derby, Dodge City, Douglass, El Dorado, Ellsworth, Emporia, Gardner, Hays, Holton, Iola, Junction City, Kansas City, Kan., Lenexa, Lyndon, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Olathe, Olsburg, Overland Park, Salina, Shawnee, Sublette, Tonganoxie, Topeka and Wichita, Kan. Also for San Jose and Simi Valley, Calif.; Pueblo, Colo.; Greenwich, Conn.; Duluth, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; California, Md.; Detroit, Mich.; Byron, Minn.; Beaumont and Houston, Texas; and Sun Prairie, Wis.
Editor's note: Morgan Combs is a graduate of Olathe Northwest High School, Shana Leachner is a graduate of Olathe South High School, and Shanna Stewart is a graduate of Olathe East High School.
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Outstanding leadership, scholarship, research earn students place in Kappa Omicron Nu honorary

MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human ecology students, has 61 new members.

Kappa Omicron Nu recognizes graduate and undergraduate students in human ecology for their outstanding achievements in areas of research, leadership and scholarship.

Members are selected based upon demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours and obtained a minimum 3.5 GPA. Graduate students must have completed 15 semester hours of graduate work and have a minimum 3.7 GPA.

New members of K-State's chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu include:

Abilene Katt, sophomore in communication sciences and disorders, Andover; Trenton Colburn, sophomore in nutrition and kinesiology, Belleville; Melissa Taylor, master's student in public health, Chanute; Rachel Lundquist, junior in interior design, Clyde; Elizabeth Johnson, junior in family studies and human services, Courtland; Katlyn Jones, sophomore in dietetics, andMelissa Rousseau, junior in nutritional science, bothfrom Derby; Megan Bolmer,master's student in food service hospitality management and dietetics, Dodge City; Taylor Oliver,senior in public health nutrition and dietetics, Douglass; Ashley Leckliter, sophomore in family studies and human services, El Dorado; Kandice Bowie, junior in family studies and human services, Ellsworth; Taylor Main, junior in apparel and textiles, Emporia.

From Greater Kansas City: Joanna Howard, senior in apparel and textiles, Gardner; Kayla Fearing, senior in communication sciences and disorders, and Joe Hohendorf, senior in dietetics, both from Kansas City, Kan.; Kristi Leonard, senior in dietetics, Lenexa; Morgan Combs, senior in communication sciences and disorders, Shana Leachner, senior in family studies and human services, and Yolanda Mitchell, doctoral student in human ecology, all from Olathe; Kimberly Evans, master's student in gerontology, Lindsay Johnson, junior in human ecology, Megan Murray, sophomore in nutrition and kinesiology, Kali Orrick, junior in family studies and human services, Robert Jones, master's student in family students and human services, and Shanna Stewart, sophomore in dietetics and nutrition and kinesiology, all from Overland Park; and Rachel Ryan, senior in family studies and human services, Shawnee.

Katie Kuhn, senior in communication sciences and disorders, Hays; Lauren Hower,sophomore in early childhood education, Holton; Maria Baker,junior in communication sciences and disorders, Iola; Jacob Wright, sophomore in athletic training, Junction City; Mary Richmond, doctoral student in human ecology, Lyndon.

From Manhattan: Hilary Burton, sophomore in early childhood education; Nikki Schmelzle, senior in family studies and human services; Melissa Schrader, doctoral student in human ecology; and Chelsea Spencer, sophomore in family studies and human services.

Kirstin Howell, junior in family studies and human services, Minneapolis; Laci Cornelison, master's student in gerontology, Olsburg; Timothy Winchester, master's student in family studies and human services, Salina; Eric Bustillos, sophomore in athletic training, Sublette; Kelly Leonard, senior in public health nutrition and dietetics, Tonganoxie; Lover Chancler, doctoral student in human ecology, Topeka; andBrandy Tholstrup, sophomore in athletic training, Wichita.

From out of state:

Cheryl Red, senior in public health nutrition, San Jose, Calif.; Sabrina Rinaldi, senior in family studies and human services, Simi Valley, Calif.; Emily Cozzetto, junior in family studies and human services, Pueblo, Colo.; Ronald Sages, doctoral student in human ecology, Greenwich, Conn.; Fatemeh Ghayournejadian, master's student in apparel and textiles, Duluth, Ga.; Ebony Benson, master's student in apparel and textiles, Chicago, Ill.; Emily Kilies, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Indianapolis, Ind.; Kellie Dooley, master's student in gerontology, California, Md.; Shelia West, master's student in apparel and textiles, Detroit, Mich.; Rachel Breneman, senior in dietetics, Byron, Minn.; Melissa Forney, junior in dietetics, Carthage, N.Y.; NaRita Anderson, doctoral student in human ecology, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Kurt Schindler, doctoral student in human ecology, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Justin Henegar, doctoral student in human ecology, Beaumont, Texas; Lisa Blohm, master's student in family studies and human services, Houston, Texas; andSusan Pergal, master's student in gerontology, Sun Prairie, Wis.