Source: Carla Jones, 785-532-7305, cjones@k-state.edu
Hometown connection/news tip: Burlingame, Council Grove, Johnson, Junction City, Kansas City, Liberal, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park, Peabody and Wamego, Kan.; San Bernardino, Calif.; and Lincoln and Omaha, Neb.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Recognizing excellence: Multicultural Honor Society inducts new members 

MANHATTAN -- An organization that recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at Kansas State University has new members. 

"The Multicultural Student Honor Society was founded in 1999 to honor multicultural students who have been successful academically at the university," said Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior associate dean of students. Jones also serves as the honor society's adviser.

"This special honor society is one of only a few such organizations in the nation with this specific purpose, and the K-State organization stands as the model for other universities," Jones said.

The honor society recognizes students who have persisted to the sophomore year, with 45 hours and beyond, and who have a cumulative university grade point average of at least 3.0

"Transfer students at the sophomore level who have completed at least one semester at K-State are also eligible," Jones said.

New members of the Kansas State University Multicultural Student Honor Society include:

Jodi Roberts, sophomore in milling science and management, Burlingame; Anna Salas, senior in finance, Council Grove

From Greater Kansas City: Guillermo Borrego, junior in accounting, Kansas City, Kan.; Jamilah Watkins, sophomore in chemistry, Olathe; and Dustin Abnos, sophomore in mechanical engineering, and Charles Martell III, senior in construction science and management, both from Overland Park

Gylee Martin, sophomore in agricultural communications and journalism and in agribusiness, Johnson; Angelica Peralta, senior in family studies and human services, Junction City; Stephanie Jacquez, senior in food science and industry, Liberal; Liliana Castro, senior in marketing, and Sofia Sabates, sophomore in biology, both from Manhattan.

Emily Harris, sophomore in sociology, Peabody; and Hannah Kientz, junior in family studies and human services, Wamego.

From out of state: 

Simone Dorsey, senior in family studies and human services, San Bernardino, Calif.; Giselle Gamba, junior in biology, Lincoln, Neb.; and Kiana Hamilton, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option and family studies and human services, Omaha, Neb.