Students in Mass Media (SIMM) Inducts Members, Elects Officers at UNK

Dr. Nanette Hogg
associate professor of communication, 308.865.1574

UNK– Students in Mass Media (SIMM), the mass communications honor society, has inducted two members and elected officers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney this past month.

To be nominated for membership in the honor society, students must be sophomores or above in class standing, maintain a 3.2 overall grade point average, be working toward a major or minor in a mass communication field and be a full-time student.

According to Dr. Nanette Hogg, SIMM faculty adviser, the goals of SIMM are to provide its members with experiences they may encounter in their future careers, to build their resumes and to meet with career professionals to learn more about the career they are pursuing.

SIMM provides the community and campus with service and opportunities not available without the sponsorship of the organization. SIMM members participate in several community service projects including The Big Event, Early Awareness Day and Christmas gift wrapping for the Salvation Army.

UNK SIMM officers and new members are listed below, alphabetically by hometown, along with their major and officer position.


FUNK– Debbie Epping, journalism, treasurer
GERING-Kara Flaherty, news editorial, Web coordinator
KEARNEY– Mandi Behn, news editorial, events coordinator
LINCOLN– Lyndsey Luxford, journalism/mass media, president
OMAHA– Mick Krupski, broadcasting, events coordinator
ONEILL– Jeff Babl, broadcasting/sports administration, events coordinator
SPRINGVIEW– Jason Arens, broadcasting, events coordinator
VALENTINE– Megan Blume, advertising/public relations, secretary
WAHOO– Taryn Vasa, advertising, vice president


GRANT- Nathan Borowski, public relations
KEARNEY- Kyle McBride, sports administration/broadcasting