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Phi Kappa Phi selects new members for academic excellence

Friday, May 11, 2018

Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi

Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the prestigious all-discipline honor society, has initiated nearly 150 new members.

 

MANHATTAN — Nearly 150 Kansas State University students are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society.

Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

The new initiates for 2018 are second-semester juniors in the upper 7.5 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent of their class, or outstanding graduate students in the top 10 percent of their class.

The following students are new members of Kansas State University's Phi Kappa Phi chapter:

Laura Dove, master's student in teaching, Andover; Megan Rohrs, senior in life sciences, Arkansas City; Sommer Brecheisen, master's student in teaching, Baldwin City; Carl Prioleau, doctoral student in adult learning and leadership, Basehor; Marcie Stegman, master's student in teaching, Cimarron; Jeffrey Hadachek, senior in agricultural economics, Cuba; Brittany Carrillo, master's student in teaching, Dodge City; Cheryl Zelle, doctoral student in adult learning and leadership, Edwardsville; Matthew Keener, senior in economics, Ellsworth; Rafael Garcia, junior in mass communications, Emporia; Jordyn Tuck, junior in kinesiology, Erie; Meredith Hill, junior in interior architecture & product design, Fort Scott; Hannah Hildebrand, senior in biology, Great Bend.

From Greater Kansas City: Cooper McGuire, senior in applied music, Gardner; Margaret Banach, master's student in adult learning and leadership, and Tamesha Taylor, master's student in teaching, both from Kansas City;Katelynn Stull, master's student in food sciences, Lenexa; Hannah Patterson, senior in elementary education, Merriam; Jennifer Brown, master's student in academic advising, and Nathan Scherman, master's student in applied science and technology, both from Olathe;Lindsey Alexander, senior in animal sciences and industry, Kendra Christman, junior in animal sciences and industry, Thomas Lasnier, senior in mathematics and physics, Emily Moore, senior in mass communications and English, Steven Schmoll, junior in mechanical engineering, Braden Schroeder, senior in computer science, and Jael Whitney, senior in marketing, all from Overland Park; Samantha Goetting, junior in biochemistry, Eric Racki, master's student in applied science and technology, and Maridee Weber, junior in food science, natural resources and environmental studies, and global food systems leadership, all from Shawnee; Kelly Hoopes, master's student in teaching, Stilwell; and Nathaniel Cameron; senior in English and pre-medicine, Westwood.

Stacey Kramer, master's student in educational leadership, Holton; Kara Stucky, master's student in business administration, Hutchinson;Clara Wicoff, senior in agricultural economics and pre-law, Iola; Kady Nunn, master's student in teaching, and Jessica Ridgeway, master's student in teaching, both from Junction City;Darah Portenier, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Kirwin; Leah Scholz, senior in animal sciences and industry, Lancaster; Laura Stermer, doctoral student in adult learning and leadership, Lansing;Mary Cooper, master's student in educational leadership, Lawrence;Robert Garven, master's student in security studies, and Hallie Lucas, junior in natural resources and environmental sciences, both from Leavenworth.

From Manhattan: Wahida Akhtar, master's student in public administration; Elliott Carver, master's student in agronomy; Christine Dowell, senior in park management and conservation; Sarah Featherstone, senior in chemical engineering; Alexander Fees, master's student in nutrition, dietetics and sensory sciences; Trina Harlow, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction; Randall Mai, master's student in technology; Kimberly Newberry, doctoral student in psychology; Melina Nistico, senior in animal sciences and industry; Allison Pfeifer, senior in biochemistry; Rebekka Poole, master's student in architecture; Patrick Riggin, master's student in modern languages; Mitchell Schinstock, master's student in teaching; Luke Stageman, senior in mechanical engineering; Evelyn Stratmoen, doctoral student in psychology; Courtney Wait, fourth-year veterinary medicine student; and Cheyne Weis, junior in physics and mathematics.

Chloe Cudney, senior in interior architecture & product design, Marysville; Vincent Sylvester, senior in economics, mathematics, and statistics and data sciences, Ottawa; Loretta Logan, master's student in educational leadership, Overbrook; Rebecca Wright, senior in dietetics, Paola; Jesse Gregory, master's student in teaching, and Miranda Moore, senior in communication studies and pre-law, both from Pittsburg; Dana Parker, master's student in adult learning and leadership, Riley; Matthew Haugh, senior in engineering technology, Morgan Hauserman, senior in elementary education, and Aidan Murray, senior in kinesiology and pre-medicine, all from Salina; Macy Davis, senior in English, Scott City; Cheyenne White, senior in English, Silver Lake; Scott Moseman, doctoral student in history, St. George; and Christopher Horton, senior in aeronautical technology, Tecumseh;Natalie Wolf, junior in English and modern languages, Tonganoxie.

From Topeka: Kelli Mark, senior in nutrition and health; Christal Omni, master's student in public health; Emily Rhoades, master's student in educational leadership; and Lauren Williams, master's student in educational leadership.

Katherine Yarrow, senior in communications sciences and disorders, Wakefield; Kathleen Hoss-Cruz, doctoral student in adult learning and leadership, Wamego; Sharon Huband, master's student in teaching, Washington; Eric Flett, senior in electrical engineering, and Mackenzie Thrush, master's student in family studies and human services, both from Wichita; and Nicole Winegarner, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, Winfield.

From out of state:

Catherine Brown, master's student in academic advising, Scottsdale, Arizona.

From Colorado: Robert Souder, senior in dietetics, Highlands Ranch; Izabela Ragan, doctoral student in pathobiology, Livermore; and Kanoa Sanmiguel, junior in interior architecture & product design, Longmont.

From Florida: Carolina Schaffer, senior in food science, Pompano Beach;and Brad Tolliver, senior in aeronautical technology, Seminole.

Reilly Killeen, junior in kinesiology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

From Illinois: Kristi Broda, master's student in academic advising, Algonquin; and Catherine Perino, third-year veterinary medicine student, Lake Forrest.

From Indiana: Erin Bush, master's student in agronomy, Franklin;Elecia Hadley, master's student in academic advising, Indianapolis;and Cole Lienhoop, master's student in academic advising, Westport.

From Iowa: Brenda Kutz, master's student in academic advising, Ames;Tyler Aaron Rouse, master's student in agribusiness, Le Claire; andLisa Lange, master's student in gerontology, Scranton.

Derek Potter, doctoral student in personal financial planning, Towson, Maryland; Rita Hebblethwaite, senior in dietetics, Jackson, Mississippi.

From Missouri: Kooper Holbrook, master's student in architecture, Kearney; Megan Agnor, master's student in teaching, Peculiar; and Brenda Gregg, master's student in gerontology, St. Joseph.

From Nebraska: Gregory Stachon, master's student in community development, La Vista; Shelley Stoltenberg, master's student in academic advising, Lincoln; and Adam Holtorf, senior in agribusiness, Seward.

Julie Axelson, master's student in academic advising, Carson City, Nevada; Catherine Dwinal, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Laconia, New Hampshire; Leah Soderman, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, McDonough,New York; Michael Kothakota, doctoral student in personal financial planning, Durham, North Carolina; Jeffrey Manners, senior in food science and industry, Medina,Ohio.

From Oklahoma: Mary Wildcat, master's student in educational leadership, Pawhuska; and Lori Carroll, master's student in academic advising, and Tina Meier, master's student in applied science and technology, both from Stillwater.

From Pennsylvania: Marie Pelcin, master's student in adult learning and leadership, Exton; Jessica Haile, master's student in academic advising, Lancaster; and Taylor Young, master's student in public health and fourth-year veterinary medicine student, Telford.

From Texas: John Slattery, junior in electrical engineering, Frisco; Hudson Treu, senior in psychology, Houston; Richard Stebbins, doctoral student in personal financial planning, Kyle; Mayra Perez-Fajardo, master's student in grain science, Laredo; Savannah Wong Luu, doctoral student in pathobiology and third-year veterinary medicine student, Sugar Land; and Christopher Jansen, senior in aeronautical technology, The Woodlands.

From Virginia: Christina Hastings, senior in food science and industry, Leesburg; and Mao-Tang Wang, master's student in academic advising, Lynchburg.

Deborah Haley, senior in food science and industry, Olympia, Washington; Sara Schoenborn, master's student in agribusiness, Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

From out of country: Santiago Tamagno, doctoral student in agronomy, Argentina; Carla Schwan, doctoral student in food science, Brazil; Chengyao Gao, senior in mechanical engineering, Ziyi Linghu, doctoral student in food science, and Yuanyuan Zhao, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, all from China;Tesfaye Tadesse, doctoral student in grain science, Ethiopia; Agniprobho Mazumder, doctoral student in mechanical engineering, and Pavithra Natarajan, doctoral student in biochemistry, both from India; Masoumeh Tavakol, doctoral student in civil engineering, Iran; Mohamad Ibrahim Cheikh, doctoral student in mechanical engineering, Lebanon; Oscar Vazquez Medrano, master's student in music, Mexico; Anuj Chiluwal, doctoral student in agronomy, Nepal; Eunhye Park, doctoral student in human ecology, South Korea; Osler Ortez Amador, master's student in agronomy, and Priscilla Brenes, master's student in human nutrition, both from Spain; Nuwan Indika Millagaha Gedara, doctoral student in economics, Sri Lanka; and Sarocha Pradyawong, doctoral student in biological and agricultural engineering, Thailand.

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Written by

Joelle Pitts
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