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Kansas State University students named to College Chapter of the Japanese National Honor Society

Friday, April 22, 2016


MANHATTAN — Two Kansas State University students will be inducted into the College Chapter of the Japanese National Honor Society.

Allison Adams, senior in mathematics, and Rebecca Buseman, senior in marketing, both from Overland Park, were nominated to this nationally recognized program by Kumiko Nakamura, Japanese instructor at Kansas State University. Adams and Buseman both successfully completed the university's Japanese minor program in May 2014, and decided to further their experiences by studying abroad in Japan in spring 2015. Adams studied at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and Buseman studied at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo.

 Their induction ceremony will be part of the Japanese language program's annual showcase on Sunday, April 24. The Japanese language program is offered through modern languages department in the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Japanese National Honor Society recognizes and encourages achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language. The society is administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, and membership is recognized as a national achievement. Adams and Buseman will join more than 800 college and university students who have been inducted into the honor society since its establishment in 2007.

Requirements for the honor society include maintaining a 3.5 GPA in five semester courses or seven quarter courses in the Japanese language, and achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 at the time of nomination. Students who are outstanding in their study of the language are celebrated for their determination, enthusiasm, and diligence in their studies of this difficult language.

Adams will graduate from Kansas State University in May, and Buseman will finish her degree in the summer.


Kumiko Nakamura


Japanese language program

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Written by

Malorie Wagner