Recognizing excellence: Multicultural Honor Society inducts new members
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
MANHATTAN -- An organization that recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at Kansas State University has new members.
"The Multicultural Student Honor Society was founded in 1999 to honor multicultural students who have been successful academically at the university," said Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior associate dean of students. Jones also serves as the honor society's adviser.
"The special honor society is one of only a few such organizations in the nation with this specific purpose, and the K-State organization stands as the model for other universities," Jones said.
The honor society recognizes students who have persisted to the sophomore year, with 45 credit hours and beyond, and who have a cumulative university grade point average of at least 3.0.
"Transfer students at the sophomore level who have completed at least one semester at K-State are also eligible," Jones said.
New members of the Kansas State University Multicultural Student Honor Society include:
Lizbeth Valenzuela, senior in dietetics, De Soto; Natira Staats, senior in psychology, Garden City.
From Greater Kansas City: Perla Ramos, senior in civil engineering, and Maya Tilmon, sophomore in public relations, both from Kansas City, Kan.; Megan Spradlin, senior in public health nutrition, Lenexa; and Jackie Wong, junior in bakery sciences, Overland Park.
Kirti Gandhi, senior in nutritional sciences, Iola; Natasha Bailey, senior in communication sciences and disorders and women's studies, and Hannah Byun, sophomore in secondary education, both from Junction City; Cara Hillstock, junior in English-creative writing, Manhattan; Caitlin Buelt, senior in agribusiness, Oskaloosa; Lam Nguyen, junior in life sciences-premedicne, Salina; Mercedes Garcia Reyes, senior in apparel design and production and apparel marketing, and Michelle Martinez, senior in psychology, both from Topeka; and Gabriela Chavez, sophomore in biology, Ulysses.
From out of state:
Alexis Tucker, junior in biology, Troy, Ala.; Alaina Littlejohn, sophomore in animal sciences and industry and German, Crystal Lake, Ill.; Tanniqua-Kay Buchannan, senior in regional & community planning, Glenwood Estates, Ill.; Shelon Knox, junior in accounting, St. Louis, Mo.; Michelle Amey, sophomore in psychology, Killeen, Texas; and Catalina Perdomo, senior in psychology and French, San Antonio, Texas.