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Kansas State University Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducts new members

Friday, May 6, 2016  


MANHATTAN — The Beta of Kansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society, has inducted 29 Kansas State University students as new members.

The Beta Chapter elects undergraduate members in their junior or senior years upon recommendation of the Membership-In-Course Committee. Initiates must have an outstanding academic achievement record and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7. Students also must have two years of foreign language courses; at least one course in mathematics; nine hours in humanities courses, including a 500 or higher level course; nine hours of social sciences courses, including an upper-level course; and nine hours of credit in natural sciences courses, including a lab course.

"Phi Beta Kappa stands for freedom of inquiry and expression, disciplinary rigor, breadth of intellectual perspective, the cultivation of skills of deliberation and ethical reflection, the pursuit of wisdom, and the application of the fruits of scholarship and research in practical life," said national secretary John Churchill.

The following students are new members of Phi Beta Kappa:

Lindsay Base, junior in English, Coffeyville; Christa Deneault, senior in mathematics and economics, Concordia; Noah Trapp, junior in microbiology, Ellsworth; Jessica Hermesch, senior in journalism and mass communications, Goff.

From GreaterKansasCity: Whitney Horn, junior in English, Lenexa; Allison Adams, senior in mathematics, Addison Dickens, senior in anthropology, Lauren Johannes, senior in political science, Charles King-Hagen, senior in English and French, Victoria Kunkel, senior in microbiology, Erin Maher, junior in social work, and Trevor Thomas, junior in history, all from OverlandPark; Jill Applegate, senior in political science, Samuel Broll, senior in biochemistry, and Catherine Strayhall, senior in English, all from Shawnee.

Kaitlyn Rippel, senior in sociology and international studies, Maize; Richard Dempster, senior in English, and Matthew Jepsen, junior in social work, both from Manhattan; Ronnie Sullivan, senior in international agribusiness, Paola; Ross Nicklos, senior in history, St. Francis; Rebecca Kaye, senior in political science and Russian, and Chelsea Moore, junior in Spanish, microbiology and pre-medicine, both from Topeka; Susan Elder, senior in English literature, Valley Center; Laura Yarrow, senior in elementary education, Wakefield; and Brittany Roberts, senior in English literature, Wichita.

From out of state: Mackenzie Wade, senior in anthropology, Bakersfield, California; Monica Macfarlane, senior in political science, Concord, California; Luis Munoz, junior in English, SanBernardino, California;andMayra Perez-Fajardo, senior in bakery science, Laredo, Texas.


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Coffeyville, Concordia, Ellsworth, Goff, Lenexa, Maize, Manhattan, Overland Park, Paola, St. Francis, Shawnee, Topeka, Valley Center, Wakefield and Wichita, Kansas; Bakersfield, Concord and San Bernardino, California; and Laredo, Texas

Written by

Tom Roesler