KEARNEY – Ninety-eight students have been admitted into University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Honors Program. The Honors Program offers exceptional students the opportunity to excel in academic, leadership and personal development during their undergraduate career.
This four-year program enriches and supplements all academic majors at the university through special classes, an Honors learning community, research projects, study abroad, leadership development, and service learning, according to Honors Program Director John Falconer.
The program is designed for students of high academic abilities and ambitions, offering a challenging experience in the Liberal Arts tradition. Specialized sections of Honors General Studies courses enhance student-faculty interaction, emphasize discussion in a seminar atmosphere, and increase opportunities for intellectual exploration.
First-time freshmen apply to the Honors Program after being admitted to UNK. Honors Program students have an ACT score of 27 or higher, rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class and submit an essay and a letter of recommendation. Honors Program students are eligible for scholarships. In addition, many honors students live in honors housing where they are immersed in a community of students focused on academic success. That residential experience reaffirms the importance of common purpose in the pursuit of excellence, Falconer said. Online custom writing services can be mentioned among them, as they
Transfer students or upperclassmen may apply to join the Honors program.
Below is a list of incoming fall 2013 Honors Program students, listed by hometown, starting with Nebraska. High schools are listed if different from hometown. Students’ majors are also noted:
Elaine Christensen, (Kearney High) Theatre Arts
Sara Cooksley, (Anselmo-Merna) Pre-Physical Therapy
Jessica Moore, Biochemistry (Pre-Pharmacy)
Nicholas Behrends, (Johnson-Brock) Industrial Distribution
Benjamin Grossnicklaus, Pre-Nursing
Alexander Hunt, Pre-Med
Elizabeth Morris, Pre-Med
Derek Rose, (Nebraska Christian) Schools Biology
Jordan Miller, Athletic Training
Kattie Sadd (Southern Valley) Communications
Alyssa Hunt, Business Admininistration, Spanish
Jahn Landrigan (Nebraska Christian Schools) Pre-Med
Ashley O’Pry, Pre-Veterinary Med.
Calen Johnson, Pre-Engineering
Bailey Bond, Secondary Education, English
Amanda Slater, (Sandy Creek) Psychology
Katelyn Baumgart, (Scotus Central Catholic) Pre-Med.
Bridgette Brune, (Scotus Central Catholic) Communication Disorders
Megan Humlicek, (Lakeview) Psychology
Benjamin Wagner, (Columbus High) Computer Science
Nathan Harms, Biology
Alexis Page, Pre-Med.
Christopher Navrkal, History
Emily Fink, Pre-Nursing
Brenna Nelson, Biology
Jessica Gangstad, (Fillmore Central) Language Arts
Hannah Botten, Pre-Engineering
Mason Brown, Industrial Distribution
Trevor Wiegert, Computer Science
Alyssa Wetovick, Pre-Nursing
Marrissa Nutter, (Fillmore Central) Pharmacology
Josie Thompson, Business Administration
Megan Upp, Social Work
Kalli Rother, (Grand Island Senior High) Biology
Carrie Watson, (GISH) Pre-Optometry
Kaitlin Keeling, (GISH) Special Ed/K-6
Rachel Flaugh, Health Science
Trevor Rosno, Pre-Med
Dietrich Brinegar, (Thayer Central) Biology
Megan Kreutzer, Elementary Ed K-6
Jesse Ackerman, (Adams Central) Criminal Justice
Brittany Trausch, (St. Cecilia) Pre-Med.
Chase Christensen, Music Ed.
Rachel Feddersen, (Kearney Catholic) Computer Science
Alyssa Hatcher, Undecided
Megan Lear, (Kearney Catholic) Biology
Jaime McCann, (Kearney Catholic) Business Administration
Samuel Middleton, Computer Science
Ashley Miller, International Studies
Sydney Miller, (Arlington) Biochemistry
William Medley, (Papillion LaVista South) History
Alexis Dougherty, (Lincoln East) Chemistry
Claire Dull, (Lincoln Lutheran) Physical Therapy or Business
Margaret Tasler, (Pius X) Radiography
Sara Larington, Communication Disorders
Sean Stahly, Information Technology
Jared Sanford, Education
Shayla Garetto, (Gering) Physical Therapy
Holly Bower, (Superior) Athletic Training
Autumn Langemeier, History
Miranda Neumann, Criminal Justice
Tyler Arnold, History
Kathleen Cullinan, Pre-Med
Taylor Douglass, Math Comprehension
Bailey Lehmkuhler, Undecided
Marcus Miller, Mathematics
Lindsey Appleby, Education
Megan Byrnes, (Oakland-Craig) Biology
Kyle Stohs, (Diller-Odell) Business Administration-Accounting
Evan Folk, Pre-Engineering
Jessica Paloucek, Psychology
Arin Reimers, Exercise Science
Kevin Dineen, (Creighton Prep) Business Admin.
Joshua Lallman, (Millard West) Pre-med.
Edward Purdy, (Burke) Biology
Kailey Siebert, (Westside) Economics
Anna Wagemann, (Millard West) Early Childhood Development
Taylor Harrahill, Speech Communications
Margaret Howe, (Papillion-LaVista South) Health Science
Klint Conroy, Athletic Training
Devon Rasmussen, Pre-Professional Chiropractic
Cole Scheer, Pre-Optometry
Jason Houdek, Biology
Kayla Gade, (Mitchell) Spanish
Lane Laucomer, Art – Illustration
Tyler Mickey, Pre-Med.
Mikaela Medina, Pre-Nursing
Alison VanSkiver, Psychology
William Boehler, Pre-Pharmacy
Ryan Kleier, (Giltner) Biology
Kassidy Linabery, Biochemistry
Jessica Blum, (Bishop Neumann) Chemistry
Haley Placke (Roosevelt) El. Ed.
Kylee Placke (Roosevelt) Business Admin-Management
Alysha Daley, (Lewis Central) Undecided
Renee Hoekstra (East Lansing) Business/Marketing
Paige Kordonowy (D.C. Everest) Biology, Pre-Podiatry