Erin Christensen
assistant director of Greek Affairs, 308.865.8057 or

Sororities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney have announced the names of 138 fall pledges

The number of students signed up for recruitment was up 21 percent from last year, and the number of students who received bids was up by 12 percent, according to Erin Christensen, assistant director of Greek Affairs.

This year included a major change as recruitment occurred during the school year rather than in the week before classes started.

“In previous years, recruitment has traditionally been held the week before classes started,” Christensen said. “This year, recruitment occurred three weeks into the semester. This gave Panhellenic an opportunity to market the experience more. There are challenges every year with recruitment, and this year went as expected: no easier, no harder.”

Throughout the recruitment weekend, potential new members visited each chapter, and recruitment counselors planned evening activities for the participants.

“There are several benefits to women being involved in the UNK Panhellenic community that span beyond their time at UNK,” Christensen said. “Joining a sorority opens a lot of doors for women to other organizations they may not have previously thought of.

The new sorority pledges are listed below, alphabetically by hometown, with their chapter listed after their name.


Adams- Kendall Renken, Alpha Omicron Pi

Alma- Jenna Brugh, Alpha Phi

Arapahoe- Rachel Koller, Alpha Phi

Atkinson- Sierra Welsh, Gamma Phi Beta

Aurora- Kori Hixson, Alpha Phi

Aurora- Taylor Kittle, Alpha Phi

Axtell- Lexi Klauz-Rohde, Alpha Omicron Pi

Bartley- Kassidy McConville, Gamma Phi Beta

Bartley- Kourtney McConville, Gamma Phi Beta

Bellevue- Taylor Brown, Alpha Phi

Bellevue- Ali Thomas, Gamma Phi Beta

Bennington- Demi Higgins, Gamma Phi Beta

Bennington- Ashley Pearson, Gamma Phi Beta

Broken Bow- Shamra Fritsch, Gamma Phi Beta

Burwell- Sara Swett, Gamma Phi Beta

Central City- Natalie Jansen, Alpha Omicron Pi

Central City- Jordanne Speer, Gamma Phi Beta

Chadron- Chrissy Calamari, Alpha Phi

Columbus- Jenna Dubas, Alpha Phi

Columbus- Tiffany Haney, Alpha Phi

Columbus- Holly Hartman, Alpha Omicron Pi

Columbus- Lindsay Klassen, Gamma Phi Beta

Columbus- Rachel Wemhoff, Alpha Omicron Pi

David City- Carly Buskirk, Alpha Omicron Pi

Dodge- Alexa Pruss, Gamma Phi Beta

Doniphan- Bailey Rainforth, Alpha Phi

Elkhorn- Tess Dugan, Gamma Phi Beta

Elkhorn- Taylor Peterson, Alpha Phi

Elkhorn- Stephanie Ziola, Alpha Phi

Elwood- Tammy Amesbury, Alpha Omicron Pi

Emerson- Justine Sebade, Alpha Phi

Fairbury- Aly Buchli, Alpha Phi

Fairbury- Julia Hill, Gamma Phi Beta

Farnam- Jordan Adkisson, Alpha Omicron Pi

Fort Calhoun- Katalin Greenlaw, Alpha Phi

Fremont- Chloe’ Christensen, Gamma Phi Beta

Fremont- Mallory Ritthaler, Gamma Phi Beta

Genoa- Alyse Andreasen, Gamma Phi Beta

Gering- Kelsy Belgum, Gamma Phi Beta

Grand Island- Abby Boyle, Alpha Phi

Grand Island- Makayla Carter, Alpha Omicron Pi

Grand Island- Clarissa Larson, Alpha Omicron Pi

Grand Island- Taylor True, Alpha Omicron Pi

Grand Island- Ashton Watson, Alpha Omicron Pi

Gretna- Codi Backen, Alpha Phi

Gretna- Jessicca Johnson, Gamma Phi Beta

Gretna- Shelby Rust, Alpha Omicron Pi

Hastings- Lauren Bartunek, Alpha Phi

Hastings- Cheyenne Gottsch, Gamma Phi Beta

Hastings- Kaley Hodgen, Gamma Phi Beta

Hastings- Katie Michel, Gamma Phi Beta

Hastings- Grace Napier, Alpha Omicron Pi

Hastings- Shelby Rowan, Alpha Phi

Howells- Katee Rocheford, Alpha Phi

Juniata- Jaci Meyer, Gamma Phi Beta

Kearney- Kassi Anderson, Alpha Omicron Pi

Kearney- Amber Banning, Alpha Phi

Kearney- McKenzie Best, Alpha Omicron Pi

Kearney- Miriah Brandt, Alpha Phi

Kearney- Rachel Buss, Alpha Phi

Kearney- Jeni Cramer, Alpha Omicron Pi

Kearney- Tori Crook, Gamma Phi Beta

Kearney- Em Crouch, Alpha Omicron Pi

Kearney- Ashley George, Gamma Phi Beta

Kearney- Jordan Gowen, Alpha Phi

Kearney- Molly Osterberg, Gamma Phi Beta

Kearney- Justine Runge, Gamma Phi Beta

Kearney- Brittany Shultz, Gamma Phi Beta

Kearney- Sara Smalley, Alpha Omicron Pi

Kearney- Breann White, Alpha Phi

Kearney- Cassie Wroblewski, Alpha Phi

Kearney- Billy Yaw, Alpha Phi

La Vista- Kylie Kissinger, Alpha Omicron Pi

Lexington- Megan Sculley, Gamma Phi Beta

Lincoln- Hannah Beiermann, Alpha Phi

Lincoln- Kassidy Nuttelman, Gamma Phi Beta

Lincoln- Sydney Schaal, Alpha Omicron Pi

Lincoln- Brooke Shoemaker, Gamma Phi Beta

Lindsay- Melissa Schumacher, Alpha Omicron Pi

Loomis- Sydnee Bartruff, Alpha Omicron Pi

McCook- Jackie Carfield, Gamma Phi Beta

McCook- Mattie Uerling, Gamma Phi Beta

Minden- Jessa Vohland, Alpha Omicron Pi

Morrill- Kate Duncan, Alpha Omicron Pi

Nebraska City- Bre Bales, Alpha Omicron Pi

Nebraska City- Kayla Francis, Alpha Omicron Pi

Nebraska City- Hailey L’Heureux, Gamma Phi Beta

North Bend- Katie Kroenke, Alpha Omicron Pi

North Platte- Breezy Jahnke, Gamma Phi Beta

North Platte- Ali Mercado, Alpha Phi

North Platte- Jessica Nichols, Gamma Phi Beta

North Platte- Jillessa Ochs, Alpha Phi

Omaha- Jenna Baillie, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Meghan Forsgren, Alpha Phi

Omaha- Jenna Lemkau, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Liz Meister, Alpha Phi

Omaha- Sara Moseman, Alpha Omicron Pi

Omaha- Katelyn O’Brian, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Mallory Placek, Alpha Phi

Omaha- Rachel Poots, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Alex Prochaska, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Ally Roos, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Brianna Weber, Alpha Phi

Omaha- Brooke Wees, Gamma Phi Beta

Omaha- Taylor Wiese, Alpha Phi

Omaha- Lauryn Young, Alpha Phi

Ord- Kacia Petska, Alpha Omicron Pi

Papillion- Kylen Pierce, Alpha Omicron Pi

Papillion- Michaela Turner, Alpha Omicron Pi

Paxton- Carli Holz, Alpha Phi

Phillips- Kayla Hagemeister, Alpha Omicron Pi

Pierce- Alyssa Blair, Alpha Omicron Pi

Pierce- Payton Wragge, Alpha Phi

Plainview- Kelsey Bonta, Alpha Phi

Rising City- Jordanna Glock, Alpha Phi

Roseland- Amy Trausch, Alpha Phi

Schuyler- Dalia Ruvalcaba, Gamma Phi Beta

Shelton- Lindsey Hahn, Gamma Phi Beta

Sidney- Katie Oliverius, Alpha Phi

Silver Creek- Susie Sawatzky, Alpha Omicron Pi

St. Edward- Emily Thompson, Alpha Omicron Pi

Sutherland- Christina Tilford, Alpha Omicron Pi

Syracuse- Ashleigh Teten, Alpha Phi

Wayne- Tia Jech, Alpha Phi

Wood River- Janelle Radney, Alpha Omicron Pi

York- Karley Taylor, Alpha Omicron Pi



Bellvue- Ana Summers, Alpha Phi

Colorado Springs- Alexa Dowlin, Gamma Phi Beta

Denver- Maressa McClintock, Alpha Omicron Pi

Englewood- Ashleigh Sall, Gamma Phi Beta

Julesburg- Jennessa Conlan, Alpha Phi

Thorton- Kim Stieben, Gamma Phi Beta

Westminster- Taylor Ehrhardt, Alpha Phi

Westminster- Jillian Stoumbaughl, Alpha Omicron Pi


North Carolina

Madison- Maddy Moeller, Alpha Phi



Sheridan- Sarina Rose, Gamma Phi Beta


South Dakota

Mobridge- Lauren Brekke, Alpha Phi



Lander- Fredde Armajo, Alpha Omicron Pi