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WIU Phi Kappa Phi 2015 Induction Ceremony April 17

April 6, 2016


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MACOMB, IL - Western Illinois University's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society will hold its 44th annual induction ceremony at noon Sunday, April 17 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

The ceremony recognizes scholarship and undergraduate research award winners. Admission to Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only, and invitations are extended to the top 7.5 percent of juniors, top 10 percent of seniors and top 10 percent of graduate students.

Faculty initiates this year include Michael Ericson, professor of music; Rafael Obregon, associate professor of engineering technology and Yong Tang, assistant professor of broadcasting and journalism.

Student inductees include:

Adams County
Liberty:
Rachel Gerecke, a senior elementary education major

Cass County
Arenzville:
Hannah Westrope, a senior law enforcement and justice administration (LEJA) major

Clinton County
Carlyle:
Courtney Fauke, a senior accounting major

Cook County
Chicago:
Angelina Weglarczyk, a junior psychology major
Hickory Hills: Joseph Michaels, a junior fire protection sciences major
Lansing: Amy Broadbent, a graduate student in music
Oak Lawn: Julianne Kaiser, a graduate student in English

Douglas County
Tuscola:
Nathan Lee, a senior LEJA major

DuPage County
Hanover Park:
Jillian Escobar, a junior communication sciences and disorders major; Sarah Nielsen, a senior psychology major
Naperville: Brynne Downum, a graduate student in psychology
Wheaton: Noah Blake, a junior LEJA major

Fulton County
Canton:
Emily Henderson, a senior biological sciences major

Hancock County
Carthage:
Kristen Todd, a junior graphic communication major
Dallas City: Kagney R. Nudd, a junior agriculture major

Henry County
Colona:
Heather Lentz, a senior general studies major
Geneseo: Nathaniel Johnson, a junior LEJA major; Alyx Sims, a graduate student in counseling

Kane County
Batavia:
Nathan Brown, a junior LEJA major; Erika L. Nickelson, a junior foreign languages and cultures major
South Elgin: Hilary Dunn, a junior psychology major

Kendall County
Yorkville:
Elizabeth Vick, a junior biological sciences major

Knox County
Knoxville:
Erin Campbell, a graduate student in education and interdisciplinary studies

Lake County
Grayslake:
Zachary Boyce, a senior LEJA major

Lasalle County
Utica:
Joslin Picatto, a senior LEJA major

Livingston County
Forrest:
Heidi Maier, a junior music major

McDonough County
Bushnell:
Stellera English, a junior dietetics major
Macomb: Francesca Hamm, a junior political science major; Meghan Botts, a senior general studies major; Kennen Hutchison, a senior biological sciences major; Tonya San Miguel, a senior art major; Samson Adeleke, a graduate student in chemistry; Renee Buker, a graduate student in geography; Christopher Burch, a graduate student in theatre; Olaitan Miriam Fasheyitan, a graduate student in engineering technology leadership; Chikodili Faith Obi, a graduate student in health sciences; Brett J. Olson, a graduate student in theatre; Sangya Paudyal, a graduate student in biological sciences; Matt Saltzberg, a graduate student in theatre; Jeff Young, a graduate student in theatre

McHenry
Johnsburg:
Lucas Marshall, a graduate student in English

Peoria County
Chillicothe:
Kayleigh Diveley, a graduate student in biological sciences
Peoria: Jonathan Counce, a graduate student in psychology

Rock Island County
East Moline:
Brad Matthews, a senior LEJA major
Moline: Sean Blackmer, a senior supply chain management major; Tim Perez, a senior general studies major; Sean Byrd, an MBA graduate student; Katelyn Horberg, a graduate student in education and interdisciplinary studies; Sarah Roman, a graduate student in counseling; Michelle Schneckloth, a graduate student in counseling
Rock Island: Amanda Rockhold, a senior accounting major; Amy Hrycyk, a graduate student in reading

Sangamon County
Chatham:
Nichole Poss, a graduate student in elementary education

Whiteside County
Fulton:
Morgan Wierema, a senior LEJA major
Sterling: Nick D. Abele, a junior LEJA major

Will County
Lockport:
Andrew Mueller, a junior math major


OUT OF STATE

Arkansas
Fort Wainwright:
Audra Schweska, a senior general studies major

Iowa
Bettendorf:
Sara Frimml, a graduate student in instructional design and technology
Corning: Mary Fuller, a graduate student in recreation, park and tourism administration (RPTA)
Davenport: Jesus Delgado, a graduate student in instructional design and technology; Benjamin Ferrell, a graduate student in English
Eldridge: Corey Ramsey, a graduate student in educational leadership
Keokuk: Antoinette Fleming, a senior psychology major; Natalie Ulloa Sandoval, a graduate student in instructional design and technology
Montrose: Cody Cunningham, a graduate student in English

Wisconsin
Platteville:
Mattea M. Scanlan, a junior chemistry major
Waukesha: Michelle Farrow, a junior biology major

Undergraduate Research Awards

Lowell Grabill First Place
Undergraduate Research Award

Kirsten Belisle, a junior history major from Roscoe (IL)
Title: "Mary, Queen of Scots: The Constancy of an Absolute Prince"
Advisor: Professor Jennifer McNabb, history

Second Place Award
Jonathan T. Naskrent, a senior English major from Macomb
Title: "Modernism and Individual Classification in Poe's The Man of the Crowd and the Man that was Used Up"
Advisor: Associate Professor Timothy Helwig, English

Third Place Award
Lindsey E. Kuitse, a senior Spanish major from Colorado Springs (CO)
Title: "The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God in Brief"
Advisor: Associate Professor Sarah Haynes, philosphy and religious studies

Fourth Place Award
Rebecca L. Gonner, a senior English major from Dubuque (IA)
Title: "Berenice – A Tale of Death of Woman"
Advisor: Associate Professor Timothy Helwig, English

2016 Student Scholarship Recipients

Roland Grass PKP Scholarship:
Hilary Dunn, a junior psychology major from South Elgin (IL)

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship: Mattea Scanlan, a junior chemistry major from Platteville (WI)


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