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Jan. 31, 2012
Contact: Jill Hummels, 785-864-2934

KU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society announces initiates

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LAWRENCE — More than 90 University of Kansas students were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall semester.

The student members of Phi Kappa Phi represent the top of their academic programs. The KU chapter, which was established in 1975, invites only the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, as well as the top 7.5 percent of juniors to join.

Phi Kappa Phi chapter president Marlesa Roney, a professor in the KU School of Education who recently completed an eight-year term as the university’s vice provost of Student Success, served as master of ceremonies for the initiation. Professor Rick Ginsberg, dean of the KU School of Education, was the keynote speaker.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Since its founding in 1897, more than 1 million members have been initiated.

The organization’s primary objectives are to promote the pursuit of excellence in all fields of higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students, faculty and others by election to membership and through awards for distinguished achievement. Members are eligible for more than $700,000 in scholarships and awards each year. Student initiates are listed below:

First NameLast NameCityState ProvinceElection StatusField Of StudyGrad Fld Study
RanyaAhmedOverland ParkKSGRADPolitical Science/GovernmentInternational Relations
MichaelAlbertNatomaKSJRComputer Engineering
MeganAndrewsLawrenceKSJRBehavioral Sciences
NadiaAzamLeawoodKSGRADInternational RelationsInternational Relations
ChristineBarronRoeland ParkKSGRADNursing
LaurenBeesleyOverland ParkKSJRMathematics
KelseyBenzOverland ParkKSJRPsychology
SuryaBhamidi LakshmiOverland ParkKSGRADPharmacy
DavidBowmanHanoverPA
LukeBrinkerTopekaKSSRHistory
MarkCalhounLansingKSChemistryHistory
EdwardCezarOverland ParkKSGRADCivil EngineeringCivil Engineering
RebeccaChaseKS CityKS
KarrahChristensonHutchinsonKSSRAnthropology
KennethCochranMissionKSJRPolitical Science/Government
AmandaDeisPierreS.D.SRMolecular Biology
TaylorDrakeWichitaKSSRPolitical Science/Government
GlennDunneLeawoodKSSRMolecular Biology
BonnieEwart-FisherWichitaKSJRForeign Languages
KathrynFankhauserTopekaKSJROther
JenniferFarnsworthSpring HillKSGRADFine ArtsSocial Work
ChaohuaFengLawrenceKSSRAccounting
BrookeFingerOlatheKSJRNeuroscience
ErynFrankScottsdaleAZSREducation
KellyGerardLawrenceKSSRHealth System Administration
LukeGreeneGarfieldKSJRBiology
JonathanGregoireLawrenceKSGRADMusicMusic
ElizabethGustinOverland ParkKSSREducation
AllisonHalpinLenexaKSGRADSociologyInternational Relations
ElizabethHastingsLittletonCOJRBiology
HunterHessMcPhersonKSSRBusiness Administration
DerickHolmesLawrenceKSJRCivil Engineering
RyanHouseSalinaKSBiology
KathrynHovenChesterNJJREnglishHistory
KellyHuffTopekaKSGRADMusicMusic
StevenHutchinsonWichitaKSJRBiology
JeremyImsOverland ParkKSJRPhysical Sciences
ArjunIshwarKS CityKSGRADBiologyClinical Laboratory Science
TaylorJohnsonLawrenceKSJRBiology
LeviKeachLawrenceKS
MichaelKeenanLawrenceKSGRADLiberal Arts/HumanitiesLaw
DarrenKennedyOverland ParkKSSRVisual Communications
JoakimKennedyLawrenceKSSRChemical Engineering
PaigeKenneyPrairie VillageKSGRADNursing
AndrewKeoghPlymouthMNSRChemistry
Dev VratKhannaLawrenceKSSRFinance/Banking
SeverenaKimballPrincetonKSSRCommunication Disorders
BlaineKnoxSalinaKSJRBiology
SeanKramerLawrenceKSSRArt History/Criticism/Conservation
ScottKristensonLawrenceKSJRMolecular Biology
RichardLeafKS CityKSSRHealth System Administration
AdamLewisLenexaKSJRBusiness Administration
LauraLindOverland ParkKS SR Journalism & Mass Communications
JiLiuLawrenceKSJREducation
MahenderMandalaPittsburghPAALUMNIMechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering
AmyMapleTopekaKSSRPsychology
ArielleMartinLawrenceKSSRJournalism
RandyMastenLawrenceKSGRADNeuroscienceHistory
NinaMathewPittsburgKSSRGenetics
BarackMatiteLawrenceKSSRInternational Relations
JordanMayfieldLawrenceKSGRADSociologySocial Work
DebbieMcCordLawrenceKSSRCommunications
EmilyMillerShawnee MissionKSGRADBiology
HaleyMillerLawrenceKSJRSpeech/Rhetorical Studies
ColinMurphyLawrenceKSSRCinema
OliviaNeedhamLawrenceKSGRADMusicMusic
LukeNitchalsLawrenceKSJRFinance/Banking
ErinO'GradyOverland ParkKSJRMolecular Biology
NaifunParkerOlatheKSSRRespiratory Therapy
OrenRahatLawrenceKSSRHistory
MarissaRittofQuincyILSRJournalism
AlexandraRoseLawrenceKSJROther
AlexanderRouyanianLawrenceKSMicro/Cell/Molecular Biology
JameaSaleOlatheKSGRADMusicMusic
JosephSchremmerDerbyKSGRADJournalismLaw
BrianaSerranoAustinTexasSRCommunication Disorders
OlgaSevcukaOverland ParkKSSRInternational RelationsForeign Languages
SydneySilversteinLawrenceKSGRADOtherAnthropology
ChristopherSimonShawneeKSALUMNIVisual CommunicationsOther
MichelleSmartLawrenceKSSRPsychology
VirginiaStanzelLeawoodKSJRArt/Drawing/Painting/Sculpture
LucasStrubingLawrenceKSJRPolitical Science/Government
JitendraThakurLawrenceKSGRADCivil EngineeringCivil Engineering
SueZanneThibodeauLenexaKSSRPsychology
SallyTimmonsCedar RapidsIowaSREducation
ChristinaTurnerOlatheKSSREnglish
MelissaVancrumPrairie VillageKSGRADBusiness Administration
DavidVanderhofeOverland ParkKSGRADPsychologySocial Work
MichaelVirgoOverland ParkKSSRAccounting
JosephVivianoOverland ParkKSJRFinance/Banking
SarahWarthLawrenceKSSRChemistry
RachelWattsLawrenceKSSREducationSpecial Education
DavidWebbPrairie VillageKSSRFinance/Banking
ChristopherWehriFort LeavenworthKSGRADCivil EngineeringPublic Administration
IanWeidlingLeawoodKSJRNeuroscience
RyanWestLawrenceKSSRFinance/Banking
AustinWilsonCarbondaleKSJRPharmacy

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