More than 100 Coeds Pledge Sororities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Tracy Lungrin
Greek adviser and leadership coordinator, 308.865.8519

UNK– More than 100 coeds have pledged sororities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney this fall.

The sororities–Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi Beta–all met a quota of 34 pledges, which resulted in an overall 25 percent increase in sorority membership.

“In the past, our quotas have been in the low twenties,” said Tracy Lungrin, UNK Greek Life coordinator. “It was important for our three sororities to each make quota, which was set at 34 this year, in order for us to get more serious about potentially expanding in a couple of years.”

Leading formal recruitment this year are students Allie Nightingale, director, and Amy Kratochvil, assistant director. Both are from Kearney.

“They did an amazing job and were incredibly prepared,” Lungrin said. “We also had a phenomenal Recruitment Team, which consisted of 14 women, who disaffiliated from their chapters to help our potential new members go and stay in the recruitment process.”

Pledges in each sorority grouping are listed alphabetically by hometown:

Alpha Omicron Pi

Bassett– Brooke Alstrom
Bennington– Katie Pearson
Crete– Rae Fahrlander and Lauren Stehlik.
Grand Island– Erica Contreras, Samantha Mitchell, Dayana Rodriguez and Keri Rollen.
Fremont– Bronwyn Mitchell
Giltner– Khlya Shaff
Juniata– Heather Reimers
Kearney– Kirsten Flavell, Jordan Skyler and Riley Wilson.
Lexington– Alejandra Ramirez, Karen Realpe and Diana Rodas.
Lincoln– Brianna Nelsen and Courtney Smedjir.
Minden– Cammie Warnell
Omaha– Chelsea Cook, Allie Kersh, Briana Mohr and Aubri Rice.
Paxton– Felicia Quinn
St. Paul– Krista Scheer
York– Aly Leggett

Brighton– Megan Billinger
Conifer– Kasey Nansel
Fort Collins– Kaylee Lemburg

South Bend– Brenna Olson

Council Bluffs– Ashta Johnson

Las Vegas– Darien Hirth

Alpha Phi
Arapahoe– Hope Scott
Arlington– Megan Schutt
Burwell– Lexi Eddy
Elkhorn– Rachel Garrison and Samantha Seina.
Fremont– Olivia Christensen, Amber Clary and Bekah Ogan.
Funk– Megan Dahlgren
Hastings– Brittany McWhirter
Hayes Center– Linsay Ridlen
Juniata– Sharidan Rayburn
Kearney– Ariane Aten, Cami Bush, Chey Gunther, Betsi Hinkle and Lisa Klingelhoefer.
Lincoln– Paige Beiermann and Maddie Zimmerman.
Nebraska City– Rachel Gogan
Omaha– Dani Donovan, Molly Sedlacek, Lanisa Tafoya and Holly Thomas.
Paxton– Katie Elder and Erica Rhodes.
Shelton– Bridget Strauss
St. Edward– Kendra Wurdeman
St. Libory– Kira Putscher
Wayne– Anna West
West Point– Steph Blocher


Fort Worth– Riley Taylor

Waupaca– Morgan Abert

Gamma Phi Beta
Arapahoe– Catherine Paulsen
Blair– Victoria Ricceri
Central City– Caitlin Sullivan
Columbus– Lauren Anderson
Elkhorn– Erika Soucie
Friend– Nicole Menke
Grand Island– Emily Fierstein, Hope Merrick and Kayla Wojtalewicz.
Gretna– Kristen Goldenstein
Hampton– Erika Bicknase
Juniata– Lindsey Colburn
Kearney– Megan Haase, Riley Murphy, Christina Rice, Danielle Schultz and Jess Wirth.
Lexington– Jessica Ferguson and Emilee Monter.
Lincoln– Taylor Anderson and Kelly Shultz.
North Platte– Alarie White
Madison– Kelsie Lewis
Minden– Erika Beck
Omaha– Taylor Franke, Laura Kraniewski, Maggie McClure, Sarah Siebrandt and
Hillary Thompson.
Phillips– Katie Kuehn
Riverdale– Cassie Stephens
South Sioux City– Lindsey Kander and Jackie O’Brien.
St. Paul– Brooke Brouillette

Council Bluffs– Allison Palmer