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Kansas State University's Phi Kappa Phi chapter gains new members

Friday, May 27, 2016 

 

MANHATTAN — More than 80 Kansas State University students, faculty and alumni are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor societies.

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 spring 2016 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:

Stephanie Troyer, junior in music education, Ellinwood; Nicole A. Jeffers, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Fort Leavenworth; Marie A. Matos, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Fort Riley.

From Greater Kansas City: Stephen Kucera, senior in applied music, Kansas City; Brandi Sites, junior in management, Lenexa; Daniel J. Patterson, senior in secondary education-social studies, Merriam; Andrew McKittrick, junior in computer engineering, Mission Hills; Lysa Holladay Dvorak, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Olathe; Jane Chafee, junior in advertising, Rebecca A. Jenkins, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in economics, and Ryan J. Luder, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in physics, all from Overland Park;Anne Willman, junior in accounting, Prairie Village; and Andrew W. Eigsti, junior in construction science and management, Shawnee.

Anna R. Hickert, junior in animal sciences and industry, Hays; Casey M. Gormley, May 2016 master's graduate in early childhood education, Hiawatha; Chance M. Reece, master's student in geology, Hillsboro; Garrett Wilkinson, junior in nutritional sciences, Hutchinson; Sarah Slagle, master's student in special education, Junction City; Brandi Feehan, junior in animal sciences and industry, Louisburg; Henry L. Ott, master's student in agricultural business, Madison.

From Manhattan: Alexandria Dunlap, junior in sociology; Gary S. Fees, master's student in personal financial planning; Alyssa Q. Jackson, May 2016 master's graduate in security studies; Andrew Kohls, master's student in academic advising; Andrew Llewelyn, junior in mechanical engineering; Nicholas Lundeen, master's student in business administration; Ashley N. Messick, master's student in special education; Emma A. Miller, junior in elementary education; Joshua Richards, junior in electrical engineering; Erika Schmitt, fourth-year student in veterinary medicine; Susan Whitaker, master's student in biochemistry; and Maxwell Wright, master's student in counseling and student development.

Joseph McNish, junior in life sciences, Marysville; Suzanne M. Fleming, master's student in dietetics, McPherson; Zachary B. May, junior in industrial engineering, Oberlin; Amanda Paul, master's student in curriculum and instruction, Ottawa; Ronald Sullivan, senior in agribusiness, Paola.

From Salina: Natasha E. Gawith, senior in technology management; Gina C. Nelson-Fishel, junior in social work; and Rubi E. Torres, senior in social work.

Amanda Boeding, senior in elementary education, Seneca.

From Topeka: David S. Kaye, master's student in mass communications; Riley S. Mickelsen, junior in nutritional sciences; and Allison Vollintine, junior in communication sciences and disorders.

Jill M. Seiler, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Valley Center; Sarah Marek, junior in secondary education-modern languages, Westmoreland; Christopher K. Wahl, master's student in special education, Wheaton; and Katelyn A. Hamlin, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in elementary education, and Eric Stringfield, junior in biology, both from Wichita.

From out of state:

From California: Andrea L. Smith, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, Agoura Hills; Douglas Chun, master's student in engineering management, Lompoc; and Rachel E. Sahrbeck, junior in animal sciences and industry, San Diego.

From Colorado: Krysta Janas, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, Denver; and John D. Lancett, May 2016 master's graduate in curriculum and instruction, Englewood.

Scotland K. Preston, senior in mass communications, Jupiter, Florida.

From Georgia: Antoinette Beyah, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Conley; and Michael W. Elliott, master's student in personal financial planning, Statesboro.

From Illinois: Aram C. Kokuzian, junior in history, Crest Hill; and Lauren Bailey, junior in architecture, Quincy.

From Missouri: Christina Hansen, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in kinesiology, Barnard; John P. Hutson, doctoral student in psychology, Jefferson City; andKathleen Gates, master's student in organizational psychology, and Courtenay Wills, doctoral student in adult, occupational and continuing education, both from Kansas City.

From Nebraska: Jack A. Olsson, junior in civil engineering, Lincoln; and Cameron Morgan, May 2016 bachelor's graduate in finance, Omaha.

Cindy Patierno, senior in dietetics, Brigantine, New Jersey; Beth M. Elkin, master's student in academic advising, Corrales, New Mexico; David Jayne, doctoral student in personal financial planning, Cherry Point, North Carolina.

From Oklahoma: Taylor R. Jennings, doctoral student in counseling and student development, Checotah; and Jessica A. Sheets, master's student in psychology, Oklahoma City.

From South Carolina: Andria E. Carpenter, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Anderson; Stephen M. Losey, doctoral student in entomology, Mauldin; and Lisa Kindsvater, master's student in family and community services, Shaw Air Force Base.

From Texas: Gerald D. Francisco, master's student in academic advising, Austin; and Valerie Schmitt, master's student in psychology, McKinney.

Dannell D. Boatman, master's student in adult, occupational and continuing education, Morgantown, West Virginia.

From out of country: Giovani Preza Fontes, master's student in agronomy, Brazil; Kate Tietzen, doctoral student in history, British Columbia; Miao Li, doctoral student in biochemistry, Xingdong Wu, doctoral student in civil engineering, and Jinyan Zhao, May 2016 master's graduate in mass communications, all from China; Zainab Ali Al-jbory, doctoral student in entomology, Iraq; Farah Albannai, master's student in architecture, Kuwait; Kristin N. Gundersen, junior in finance, Norway; Ghashia Kiyani, May 2016 master's graduate in public administration, Pakistan; and Burak Coskun, master's student in business administration, Turkey.



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Joelle Pitts
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jopitts@k-state.edu