Blue Gold BriGade names five ‘Outstanding Seniors’

KEARNEY – Five University of Nebraska Kearney students have been chosen as recipients of the Blue Gold BriGade Outstanding Senior Award.

The honor recognizes seniors for excellence in scholarship and leadership, as well as involvement and dedication to UNK and the Kearney community. Students were selected by members of the UNK Alumni Board and University of Nebraska Foundation staff.

Blue Gold BriGade, formerly known as Student Alumni Foundation, has been giving the awards since the group was founded in 1981.

Blake Brouillette

This year’s recipients include:
Hometown: Hastings
Major: Biology, emphasis in Health Science/Pre-medicine
UNK Involvement: Honors Program, National Residence Hall Honorary, St. Jude National Vision Committee and Up ‘Til Dawn Board, Sigma Phi Epsilon, UNK track team, Biology Health Science Club, Student missionary for FOCUS Bible studies, Newman Center Council, Student Ambassador.

Margaret Jackson

Hometown: Red Cloud
Major: Criminal Justice and Political Science
UNK Involvement: Honors Program, Honors Student Advisory Board, Mortar Board, Model United Nations, Criminal Justice Honor Society, Locke and Key Society, Phi Eta Sigma honors society, Navigators, Undergraduate Research Fellows, United Campus Ministry, Waste audit, Resident assistant.

Wilfredo Lopez

Hometown: Lexington
Major: Psychobiology
UNK Involvement: Office of Financial Aid peer advisor, Student Government, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society

Joleen Rupe

Hometown: Eustis
Major: Business Administration
UNK Involvement: Phi Beta Lambda public relations chair, Big Blue Cupboard food pantry, College of Business and Technology Executive in Residence liaison and Student Advisory Board, Utrecht University (Netherlands) study abroad, Student Diplomat, Student Ambassador, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.

Hongyue Yao

Hometown: Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Major: Business Administration
UNK Involvement: Accounting and economics tutor, Student research on banking system, Chartwells Dining Services, James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs, Chinese Scholars and Students Association treasurer and public relations, Loper Leadership, American Marketing Association, Phi Beta Lambda business leaders, Financial Management Association International Honor Society, Nebraska Economics and Business Administration, Homecoming international group leader, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars


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