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Phi Kappa Phi honors sophomores for academic excellence, awards chapter scholarships

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013



MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, is recognizing several undergraduate scholars at the university.

Phi Kappa Phi has selected 15 students as sophomore scholars. Selection is based on the grade point average of work done at the university and is awarded to students with the highest GPA in each college. To be eligible, students must have at least 30 graded hours -- and have less than 59 hours of total academic work. One to two students are selected per college, based on the college's enrollment. Scholars from the College of Veterinary Medicine are selected based on their first-year grades in the college.

The chapter also selected four students to receive its $750 Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship.

Students earning recognition from Phi Kappa Phi include:

Claire Devlin, sophomore in business administration, Conway Springs, sophomore scholar; Alexa Jacobs, sophomore in biological systems engineering, Derby, sophomore scholar.

From Greater Kansas City: Brianna Grimm, sophomore in architecture, sophomore scholar, Michael Kelley, senior in political science, Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship, and Liam Reilly, senior in civil engineering, Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship, all from Overland Park; and Elizabeth Nelson, sophomore in aeronautical technology, Shawnee, sophomore scholar.

Bridget Winter, sophomore in elementary education, Hutchinson, sophomore scholar; Nicole Lenz, second-year student in veterinary medicine, Manhattan, sophomore scholar; Jamie Cockerham, sophomore in business administration, Osborne, sophomore scholar; Kelly Thomson, sophomore in nutritional sciences, Riley, sophomore scholar; Amy Kraus, senior in music education, Salina, Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship; Lucas Sudbeck, sophomore in agricultural economics, Seneca, sophomore scholar; Jacob Schroeder, sophomore in chemistry, Silver Lake, sophomore scholar; Amanda Braun, sophomore in secondary education, Victoria, sophomore scholar; and Logan Jones, sophomore in theatre, sophomore scholar, and Matthew Rensner, sophomore in architectural engineering, sophomore scholar, both from Wichita.

From out of state:

Sarah Swenson, senior in elementary education, Greeley, Colo., Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship; Mary O'Brien, sophomore in nutritional sciences, Omaha, Neb., sophomore scholar; and Elizabeth Stone, sophomore in food science and industry, Middletown, Pa., sophomore scholar.


Nancy Calhoun


Phi Kappa Phi awards

News tip

Conway Springs, Derby, Hutchinson, Manhattan, Osborne, Overland Park, Riley, Salina, Seneca, Shawnee, Silver Lake, Victoria and Wichita, Kan.; Greeley, Colo.; Omaha, Neb.; and Middletown, Pa.

Written by

Beth Bohn

At a glance

Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has selected 15 students as sophomore scholars, while four students are receiving its $750 Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship.