Phi Kappa Phi honor society adds 48 new members

KEARNEY – Forty-eight students are the newest members of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Phi Kappa Phi promotes academic excellence and is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Standards for election are extremely high. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.

UNK hosted its initiation ceremony April 23, when new members were given a certificate, pin and honor cord to wear at commencement.

UNK students initiated into Phi Kappa Phi:
Aurora – Kristin Bell, business administration
Bertrand – Mattison Peterson, communication disorders
Blair – Molly Sheehan, business administration
Broken Bow – Miranda Dunkel, psychology
Clarks – Rachel Beck, communication disorders
Columbus – Danielle Tilley, health and PE PK-12
Dodge – Amanda Evert, communication disorders
Gering – Allison Witcofski, English
Gothenburg – Emily Franzen, business administration
Grand Island – Jared Buller, business administration
Grand Island – Ruth Palma Alonso, elementary education
Grant – Jordyn Bartels, social work
Hay Springs – Kathrin Roberts, communication disorders
Hershey – Mariah DaMoude, Spanish 7-12
Holdrege – Megan Hunke, biology
Imperial – Bridget Langin, elementary education
Imperial – Paige Spady, elementary education
Indianola – Brooke Ruggles, business administration
Kearney – Madelaine Casper, elementary education
Kearney – Emily Christman, art K-12
Kearney – Jordan Hoppens, music
Kearney – Callen Maupin, exercise science
Kearney – Dallas Munden, elementary education
Kearney – Lainey Russell, psychology
Kearney – Elisabeth Tryselius, multimedia
Kearney – Heather Walsh, middle grade teaching
Lincoln – Ashley Pietenpol, health and PE PK-12
Lincoln – Nolan Pribnow, music
McCook – Erica Wood, English 7-12
Mullen – Adam Starr, business administration
North Platte – Dane Daigger, agribusiness
North Platte – Jessica Moser, journalism
Omaha – Stephanie Cox, early childhood
Omaha – Kelsey Hassenstab, psychology
Omaha – Halie Platt, business administration
Ord – Kirby Sheets, elementary education
Pierce – Lane Rohrich, exercise science
Saint Libory – Meagan Meyer, early childhood family advocacy
Scottsbluff – Kayla Gade, Spanish translation
Stuart – Kelsey Kaup, middle grade teaching
Sutherland – Darien Myers, communication disorders
Wauneta – Hannah Nordhausen, elementary education
Wauneta – Lesley Towery, biology
West Point – Michaela Flick, social work
York – Nathan Ott, social science 7-12

Parker – Samantha Crawford, sports management

Silver City – Carmen Pavlik, biology

Garden City – Jaymie Bernbeck, exercise science