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KU Phi Kappa Phi chapter initiates students

Friday, January 12, 2018

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Chapter 171 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 140 students as new members during a ceremony at the end of the fall 2017 semester.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. More than 100,000 members maintain their active status in Phi Kappa Phi, which offers them numerous benefits as dues-paying members, including access to $700,000 in awards and grants every year.

“Bright, talented and hard-working students worthy of our support, nurturing and recognition,” said C. Bryan Young, president of KU’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter and director of the University Honors Program. “Locally and nationally, we, as a society, rely upon our top academic talent to innovate and deliver solutions and services that address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. These newest members of Phi Kappa Phi have demonstrated their commitment to learning and discovery, and that commitment has benefits for us all.”

Top-performing graduate and professional students as well as undergraduates at the junior or senior level are invited to become Phi Kappa Phi members. Juniors must be in the upper 7.5 percent of their college or school, seniors must be in the top 10 percent, and graduate and professional students must have completed one full year of study and rank in the top 10 percent of their academic division.

New members, their academic unit and their hometowns:

School of Architecture & Design

Schuyler Clogston, Lawrence
Oluwagbohunmi Kolawole, Leawood
Christina Nieters, Lawrence
Robyn Payne, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Rachel Elizabeth Stagner, Fenton, Missouri
Melissa Watson, Harrisonville, Missouri

School of Business

Justin Albrecht, Topeka
Mingming Cai, Lawrence
Will Cassidy, Topeka
Michael Dalton Cummings, Shawnee
Emily Fish, Englewood, Colorado
Natalia Galanou, Lawrence
Miaomiao Huo, Overland Park
Jonathan David Jarrell, Leawood
Ngugi Kiarie, Gardner
Tiffany Marissa Martel, Schaumburg, Illinois
Bryan Sandoval, Emporia
Emily Christine Simpson, Baldwin City
Jianing Wang, Lawrence
Tianlu Wang, Lawrence
Langyu Wang, Lawrence
Jen Ning Yong, Lawrence

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Roshan Bisarya, Overland Park
Alexander Robert Burdge, Lawrence
Lauren Cassidy, Columbus
Emily Joy Casteen, Topeka
Ryan Cooper, Costa Mesa, California
Carly Davis, Lawrence
Joseph Denning, Lawrence
Sarah Dolence, Lawrence
Gabrielle Clara Doue, Lawrence
Dakota Driscoll, Lawrence
Claire Eggleston, Leawood
Andie Claire Formby, Orange, California
Hunter Friesen, Shawnee
Hannah Rachel Gibson, Perry
Chelsea Green, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tanya Grover, Lawrence
David Halliwell, Lawrence
Megan Hansen, Lawrence
Anneliese Hierl, Lawrence
Olivia Hollman, Shawnee
John Ivey, Overland Park
Yueyang Jiang, Lawrence
Mattea Keister, Golden, Colorado
Dianna Koesterer, Shiloh, Illinois
Joseph Kollhoff, Lawrence
Adam Joseph Konen, Lawrence
Kayla Marie Lawson, Ozawkie
Nicholas Love, Leawood
Taylor Morton, Overland Park
Christie Huei Ching Ngoh, Lawrence
Douglas Orsi, Lawrence
Lynne Nicole Oyler, Lawrence
Meeli Patel, Lawrence
Katherine Phalen, Lawrence
Catherine Pham, Lawrence
Emma Piazza, Iola
Gavin Frantz Portman, Manchester, Missouri
Amani Raheel, Overland Park
Vinamratha Rao, Overland Park
Bridget Rennard, St. Louis, Missouri
C.W. Robertson, Lawrence
Sarah E. Rooney, Hays
Toni Rufledt, Lawrence
Kelly Rummerfield, Overland Park
Merrik Sanders, Cleveland, Missouri
Robert Anthony Santamarina, Overland Park
Mika Schrader, Lawrence
Samuel Jeffrey Steuart, Topeka
Rachel Yu-Ru Tan, Lawrence
Maya Van Nuys, Lawrence
Brooke Wietharn, Kansas City
Lilah Wilder, Overland Park
Kellen Wright, Overland Park

School of the Arts

Amber Jo Brown, Lawrence

School of Public Affairs & Administration

Jaron Balderes, Wichita
Jennifer Bryan, Overland Park
Peter Stanley Federman, Lawrence
Theron Hawley, Lawrence
Jennifer Martin, Lenexa
Andrew Philip Osorio, Prairie Village
Joseph Reece, Kansas City, Missouri
Kevin Zane, Lenexa

School of Education

Madison Cundiff, Lawrence
Daniah Hammouda, Lenexa
Natalie Hayes, Lawrence
Sarah Grace Heitmeyer, Littleton, Massachusetts
Emily Hemphill, Olathe
Kayla Hoppe, Lawrence
Megan Jackson, Lawrence
Julianna Lawrence, Lawrence
Melissa O’Neal, Overland Park
Ashley Singer, Chestertown, Maryland
Krista Smith, Olathe
Hannah Jean Steward, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Jessica Ward, Wichita

School of Engineering

Zahra Andalib, Lawrence
Joseph Ryan Block, Chaska, Minnesota
William Brabston IV, Overland Park
Lawrence Chen, Lawrence
Katelyn Dean, Olathe
Cassidy Kay Diebold, Lake St. Louis, Missouri
Simon Diederich, Lawrence
Anna Donovan, Edmond, Oklahoma
Cheng Gao, Lawrence
Thomas Gartman, Andover
Jessica Gjerde, Ankeny, Iowa
Mark Douglas Grebe, Kansas City, Missouri
Quailan Nikola Homann, Lawrence
Katharine League, Lawrence
Justinas Lialys, Overland Park
Sharon Ann Mathew, Lawrence
Christopher Moore, Olathe
Susanna Mosleh, Lawrence
Minh Hoang Nguyen, Lawrence
Phuong Honag Dat Nguyen, Folsom, California
Jay Patel, Olathe
Joseph Pickert, Leawood
Trenton Potter, Lawrence
Ashwin Poudel, Lawrence
Michael Shao, Overland Park
Tyler Sharp, Olathe
Richard Simeon, Overland Park
Mohammad Tafreshi, Overland Park
George Tannoury, Wichita
Mason Wilde, Louisburg

School of Health Professions

Morgan Funk, Lenexa
Austin McAllister, Lenexa
Kathleen Tampke, Leawood

School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Haley Elizabeth Burkett, Lawrence
Emalee Alise Crosser, Lenexa
Katelyn Friend, Waukegan, Illinois
Anthony George, Overland Park
Kara Kahn, Bucyrus
Carla Guillen Solano, Overland Park

School of Law

Erica Murphy Ash, Mission Hills
Nathaniel Crosser, Lenexa
Michael Hayes, Overland Park

School of Music

Megan Bricks, Warrenville, Illinois
Evan Elizabeth Kramer, Overland Park
Elizabeth Phillips, Lawrence
Leslee Wood, Olathe

School of Pharmacy

Jayda Minor, Minneola

School of Social Welfare

Tabitha Blosser, Council Grove
Jane Abigail Gross, Lawrence
Melissa Hickey, Overland Park
Amanda Mardel Nestler, Lawrence
Jennifer Beth Seeman, Garden City
Alexis Whipple, Pawnee Rock.

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