The University of Nebraska at Kearney chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national freshman honor society, inducted 54 new student members at its spring initiation ceremony on March 25. UNK faculty Roxanne Adams, Dr. Diane Aga and Dr. Marta Moorman were inducted as honorary members.

Phi Eta Sigma, founded at the University of Illinois in 1923 and now based at Western Kentucky University, has over 300 chapters throughout the United States, and some 600,000 members overall. Its goal is to encourage and reward scholastic achievement among freshman in institutions of higher learning. The UNK chapter was founded in 1984.

Membership in Phi Eta Sigma is offered to students who have obtained a GPA of at least 3.75 during their freshman year. The UNK chapter, headed by President BenWelch of Kearney, engages in a number of service activities on campus and in the community, as well as social events. Dr. Robert Luscher is the chapter advisor.

Students inducted are as follows:
Ainsworth Tara Dodds
Ashley Soles
Amherst Brooke DeTurk
Beatrice Stacy Jameson
Bellevue Jonthan Mosier
Chelae Sowl
Bloomfield Christine Olsen
Broken Bow Karen Baumann
Elmwood Danae Wolcott
Filley Andrew Young
Fremond Holly Meyer
Fremont Ryan Wanek
Gothenburg Ashley Clark
Megan Peterson
Grand Island Melissa Fladseth
Davin Jones
Stephanie Scheel
Lindsay Stobbe
Rebecca Svoboda
Greenwood Amy Willadsen
Hays Allison Spicer
Henderson Mindy Boehr
Herman Leslie McCormick
Holdrege Nicholas Herrington
Kearney Heidi Garrelts
Brandon Hauff
Kristen Larson
Scott Maxon
Jay Powell
Abby Roland
Jennifer Smith
Heath Trampe
Lisa Walters
Christopher Watts
Karen Wilson
Lawrence Kristen Hoelting
Sara Janda
Lincoln Renee Trausch
Maywood RaeAnn Burton
McCook Kristen Harr
Minden Jason Houston
Newman Grove Emily Gearhart
North Platte Brett Reinboth
Omaha Elizabeth Forman
Emily Krogh
Alicia O’Connell
Sarah Rickley
Orleans Amanda Ruhs
Pierce Alissa Seier
Russell Sheryl Childers
Sammamish Bethany Boyd
Stratton Kathryn Pruter
Sutton Lyndsay Miller