Mortar Board to initiate 24 new members April 10

MortarBoardLogoKEARNEY – The Xi Phi chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Nebraska Kearney has selected 24 new members. They will be initiated at 5 p.m. April 10 in a ceremony at Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney.

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. New members will be involved in the chapter during the 2015-16 school year.

The Xi Phi Chapter of Mortar Board was chartered at UNK in 1988 and is one of 230 chapters nationwide. Nearly 500 individuals have been selected as collegiate and honorary members of the UNK chapter.

UNK’s chapter has a long history of excellence. The chapter has received the Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award, which recognizes the top Mortar Board chapter in the country. UNK also has been given the prestigious Golden Torch Award 15 times, as well as numerous Project Excellence awards.

New Mortar Board members, listed by hometown, include:
Atkinson – Dana Slaymaker
Aurora – Taylor Kittle
Bennington – Daniel Connor
Columbus – Audrey Grant, Holly Hartman, Lindsay Klassen
Dannebrog – Kaitlin Hehnke
Doniphan – Bailey Rainforth
Fremont – Ryan Matzen, Mallory Ritthaler
Kearney – Molly Osterberg, Nicole Potthoff, Breann White
Lexington – Stefani Perez-Zamarripa
Ogallala – Tyson Lanka
Omaha – Josh Edgar, Joshua Lallman, Mallory Placek, Shelby Rust
Plainview – Kelsey Bonta
Pleasanton – Adam Ripp
Primrose – Kelsey Martinsen
Seward – John Rech
Wallace – John Lempke

Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Contact: Billie Kunzman, Mortar Board communications, 308.760.8311,

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