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Phi Kappa Phi selects new members at Kansas State University

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

       


MANHATTAN 
— More than 80 students at Kansas State University are new members of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor societies.

Membership to Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

The university's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has received Chapter of Excellence status. The honor recognizes chapters that have exhibited outstanding commitment to honor and excellence.

The following students are new members of Phi Kappa Phi at Kansas State University:

W. Brock Son, junior in engineering technology, Brookville; Matt Seiwert, junior in agribusiness, Conway Springs; Ciara Chambers, senior in political science, Derby; Brook Morris, junior in agronomy, Fontana; Shaina Griggs, master's student family studies and human services, and Sarah Ramsey, junior in animal sciences and industry, both from Garden City; Kelsey Couture, senior in psychology, Great Bend.

From Greater Kansas City: Sierra Lekie, junior in political science, Lenexa; Haley Downing, master's student in counseling and student development, Olathe; and Megan Carroll, master's student in counseling and student development, Alyssa Dimon, junior in secondary education-mathematics, Jennifer Gragson, master's student in educational leadership, and Brianna Grimm, junior in architecture, all from Overland Park.

Nancy Honig, master's student in gerontology, Hugoton; Brent Campbell, master's student in geology, Johnson; Jason Barker, senior in architecture, and Joseph Rix, senior in secondary education-social studies, both from Junction City; Monica Blanton-Birzer, master's student in gerontology, Lawrence; Kourtney Foley, senior in dietetics, Lecompton; Katherine Schwerdtfager, master's student in family studies and human services, Lincoln.

From Manhattan: Jo Dunlap, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction; Jennifer Fallin, master's student in special education; Jill Gerloff, master's student in counseling and student development; Kate Haddock, senior in English literature; Joshua Loyd, senior in electrical engineering; Jacob Maurer, master's student in agribusiness; Leo Rosenberg, master's student in political science; Deanna Scheff, doctoral student in grain science; Michele Ulmer, senior in psychology; and Sichao Wang, senior in interior architecture & product design.

Evan Woodbury, junior in agricultural education, Quenemo; Jenna Ferguson, senior in accounting, Reading.

From Salina: Mariah Jones, senior in biology; Krystal Kershaw, senior in social work; Casey Leister, junior in nutritional science; and Sarah Maass, doctoral student in human ecology.

Holly Kuckelman, junior in dietetics, Seneca; Miranda Metcalf, master's student in community development, Topeka; Laura Yarrow, junior in secondary education-modern languages, Wakefield; K. Garrett Kays, junior in agricultural economics, Weir.

From Wichita: Olivia Becker, master's student in psychology; Alec Maly, junior in biology; and Frederick Schwarz III, senior in political science.

From out of state:

Beth Stargardt, master's student in family studies and human services, Montgomery, Alabama; Allison Fisher, senior in dietetics, Fresno, California.

From Colorado: Leslie Jakeman, master's student in academic advising, Colorado Springs; Thayne Fort, master's student in food science, Denver; and Timothy Esparza, master's student in regional & community planning, Fountain.

From Florida: Diane Grant, master's student in family studies and human services, Tallahassee; and Hollie Pruden, master's student in academic advising, Tampa.

Philip Hensel, master's student in security studies, Alpharetta, Georgia.

From Illinois: Jamilynn Mrozinski, master's student in academic advising, Antioch; Jessica Socarras, master's student in academic advising, Mokena; Brian Barnacle, senior in biology, Westmont; and Kandice Gorski, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Wheaton.

From Indiana: Jill Clodfelter-Mason, senior in dietetics, Avon; and Donna Armbruester, master's student in academic advising, Greenwood.

Jennifer Trost, senior in dietetics, Clarksville, Maryland.

From Missouri: Christopher Lewis, master's student in public health, and Jerry Pope, doctoral student in adult, occupational and continuing education, both from Kansas City; and Juli DeNisco, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Mount Vernon.

Cori Christiansen, master's student in psychology, Auburn, Nebraska; Ashley Phipps, master's student in academic advising, Julian, North Carolina; Sarah Schock, second-year veterinary medicine student, WalcottNorth Dakota.

From Oregon: Rachel Proteau, junior in biochemistry, Albany; and Brantley Blair Jr., master's student in academic advising, Corvallis.

Jonathan Caison, master's student in academic advising, Jeannette, Pennsylvania; Kayla Fitzgerald, senior in dietetics, Johns Island, South Carolina; Angela Wolfenberger, senior in dietetics, Mountain City, Tennessee.

From Texas: Stephanie Williams, third-year veterinary medicine student, Fort Worth; and DeeAnn Hoffman, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Robinson.

Nasim Schwab, master's student in academic advising, Christiansburg, Virginia; Mardelyn Schultz, master's student in dietetics, Bellingham, Washington; and Leeland Baker, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Madison, Wisconsin.

From out of country:

Sharif Mahmood, doctoral student in statistics, Bangladesh.

From Canada: Glen Perry, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Ontario; and Richard Opoku-Nsiah, doctoral student in statistics, Edmonton.

From China: Xintong Li, doctoral student in statistics; Jiazhang Song, senior in electrical engineering; and Jiayi Wang, junior in architecture.

Anupama Joshi, doctoral student in genetics, India; Faith Thanji, master's student in mass communications, Kenya; Zaw Wai Htoo, master's student in public health, Myanmar; Aida Cricco Doldan, senior in economics, Paraguay; Majd Alomar, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, Saudi Arabia.

From Sri Lanka: Janaka Gamekkanda Gamaethig, doctoral student in chemistry; Nilusha Kariyawasam Manachchige, doctoral student in chemistry; and Ravithree Senanayake, doctoral student in chemistry.

Source

Nancy Calhoun
ncalhoun@k-state.edu

Website

K-State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi

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Brookville, Conway Springs, Derby, Fontana, Garden City, Great Bend, Hugoton, Johnson, Junction City, Lawrence, Lecompton, Lenexa, Lincoln, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park, Quenemo, Salina, Seneca, Topeka, Wakefield, Weir and Wichita, Kansas; Montgomery, Alabama; Fresno, California; Colorado Springs, Denver and Fountain, Colorado; Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida; Alpharetta, Georgia; Antioch, Mokena, Westmont and Wheaton, Illinois; Avon and Greenwood, Indiana; Clarksville, Maryland; Kansas City and Mount Vernon, Missouri; Auburn, Nebraska; Julian, North Carolina; Walcott, North Dakota; Albany and Corvallis, Oregon; Jeannette, Pennsylvania; Johns Island, South Carolina; Mountain City, Tennessee; Fort Worth and Robinson, Texas; Christiansburg, Virginia; Bellingham, Washington; and Madison, Wisconsin.

At a glance

More than 80 students at Kansas State University are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, a prestigious honor society for academic excellence.