Dr. Robert Luscher
Phi Eta Sigma adviser and English professor, 308.865.8115
UNK- More than 130 members have been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma national honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Only those university students who have earned a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during their freshman year are eligible for membership. Founded in 1923, Phi Eta Sigma has more than 300 chapters throughout the United States with over 900,000 members nationally.
The UNK chapter, which was chartered in 1984, engages in campus and community service activities and promotes scholarship through annual awards to selected chapter members. Activities include Blue and Gold Days, The Big Event and book collections through the Better Worlds Books, which funds national and global literacy projects. At the end of each academic year, chapter scholarships are awarded.
“We award chapter scholarships annually to members who exhibited superior academic achievement and community service while also making significant contributions to the chapter,” said Dr. Robert Luscher, UNK Phi Eta Sigma faculty adviser.
Initiates are listed alphabetically by hometown:
Albion– Lana Koziol
Alma– Carli Heft
Arapahoe– Catherine Paulsen
Arthur– Brittany Powers
Aurora– Zachery Springer
Bayard– Ashley Leever and Jennifer McMurtry.
Beatrice– Marni Stuart
Beaver Crossing– Travis Arnold
Belgrade– Jami Scott
Bellevue– Heather Wilkie
Bellwood– Ashley Kobza
Bennington– Katie Pearson
Bertrand– Amanda High and Desirre Younger.
Cairo – Samantha Hahn
Carroll– Jaycie Woslager
Chappell– Marshall Everitt
Clarkson– Rachael Toman
Clay Center– Kayla Essink
Columbus– Jonathan Danforth
Cozad– Kyle Gibbens and Brandy Houser.
Crete– Lauren Stehlik
Elba– Shari Spilinek
Elk Creek– Rachel Kettelhake
Elkhorn– Erika Soucie
Ericson– Katie Swett
Fairbury– Amber Hansel, Amanda Hansel and Jenny McKee.
Fremont– Marissa Niday and McKenzie Stauffer.
Grand Island– Angela Boersen, Emily Fierstein, Crystal Krohn, Alexandra Miller,
Chad Pfeifer, Cristian Rodriguez, Maria Rojas, Keri Rollen, Samuel Schneider and John Steinke.
Hastings– Meghann Uden and Whitney Nelson.
Hazard– Candace Long
Hickman– Amanda Hagstrom
Holdrege– Amanda Daily
Imperial– Morgan Strand
Indianola– Emily Slattery
Juniata– Justin Drudik and Addison Heeren.
Kearney– John Bettels, Kaitlyn Darveau, Joshua Englund, Kelsi Haines, Colten
Hartman, Derek Kowalski, Kristy Kulhanek, Adam Liess, Jordan Moncrief, Riley Murphy, Christina Rice, Jessica Telford, Thomas Webber and Jessica Wirth.
Kimball– Danielle Perry
Leshara– Samantha Hartman
Lincoln– Brianna Nelsen, Derek Schnell and Courtney Smejdir.
Lindsay– Lacey McPhillips
Loup City– Alyssa Larchick
Madison– Laura Brockhaus
McCook– Corinne O’Dea
Minden– Sara Hoyt, Cody Krull, Courtney Nelsen and Elin Petersen.
Morrill – Kasey Dietz and Nicholas Cooley.
Naponee– Rachel James
Newman Grove– Alyshia Nelson
North Platte– Alison Davis, Marguerite Dorr, Tia Ellsworth and Kasey Schroeder.
Omaha– Diyen Bahena, Matthew Bicskei, Danielle Donovan, Emily Finley, Briana
Mohr, Jacqueline Rodriguez-Paar, Rebecca Sevela, Sarah Siebrandt, Ellen Thomas and Holly Thomas.
O’Neill– Bergan Carr, Connor Davis, Rita Hood, Brittany Petersen and Brady Torpin.
Panama– Asa Bryant
Pierce– Kathy Venteicher
Pleasanton– Abby Royle
Red Cloud– Aliese Hoffman and Holly Rasser.
Riverdale– Riley Wilson
Roca– Alyx Lingenfelter
Scottsbluff- Emily Bauer, Brett Klein, Amy Svitak and Justin Vogel.
St. Libory– Kira Putscher
St. Paul– Krista Scheer
Valley– Luke Conrad and Kathleen Sladek.
Waco– Breanna Wolfe
Wallace– Taylor Franzen
Wood River– Abbie Davis and Brittany Spiehs.
OUT OF STATE
Fort Collins– Kayla Kimberling
Highlands Ranch– Bryce Taylor
Council Bluffs– Ariele Huber and Allison Palmer.
Athol– Katie Larson
Norton– Taylor Rossi
Phillipsburg– Lakota Bohl
Austin– Jacob Laville
Jishou– Li Ruoyu
QuingDao– Zhao YiFei
Kathmandu– Sushrita Lamichhane