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WIU's Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members

May 11, 2017


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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society held its 45th annual induction ceremony April 19, adding nearly 100 WIU students to its membership.

The ceremony also recognized 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, the top 10 percent of seniors and the top 10 percent of graduate students.

Faculty initiates included Centennial Honors College Associate Director F. Erik Brooks; Biological Sciences Associate Professor Sue Hum-Musser; Biological Sciences Chair Richard Musser and Chief of Staff/Assistant to the President Paul Schlag.

For the first time, the WIU chapter initiated community members who are supportive of WIU. This year's initiates include Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Professor Emeritus A. Gilbert Belles; WIU Board of Trustees Chair Cathy Early and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman.

The 96 student inductees, listed by hometown, include:

ILLINOIS
Albany: Susan Griffis
, an accountancy graduate student

Altona: Brent Nelson, a senior agriculture major

Arenzville: Kiley Vinyard, a senior psychology major

Aurora: Madeline Zehnal, a senior special education major

Beardstown: Megan Icenogle, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Blandinsville: Christopher Barenz, an accounting and finance graduate student

Cambridge: Starla Fransene, a senior general studies major

Camp Point: Amanda Ihrig, a junior communication sciences and disorders

Canton: Jessica Negley, a junior communication sciences and disorders major; Taylor Wallace, a senior social work major

Chatham: Mark Mitkos, an instruction design and technology graduate student

Chicago: Gayle Thompson, an instructional technology certificate student

Cleveland: Jessica Tucker, a senior elementary education major

Cuba: Kaylee Doubet, a junior chemistry major

East Moline: Rebecca Graham, a senior English major

Elgin: Ashley Debartolo, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Farmersville: Heather King, an instructional design and technology graduate student

Galesburg: Kendra Bolen, an educational leadership graduate student; Andrew Sprague, a senior general studies major

Gilson: Stephanie Nixon, a curriculum and instruction graduate student

Hamilton: Jared Wiemann, a senior chemistry major

Hanover Park: Amanda Manton, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Huntsville: Tamara Fretueg
, an instructional design and technology graduate student

Joliet: Dominique Archambeau, a junior music major

Lake Zurich: Rachelle Gradt, an unclassified graduate student

Leclair: Cassondra Billingsley
, a senior marketing major

Littleton: Audrey Meixner, a junior recreation, park and tourism administration major

Macomb: Danielle Barnes
, a senior social work major; Maria Bessmertnaya, a junior accountancy major; Jacob Bjornsen, a junior finance major; Trisha Cramer, a junior elementary education major; Amy Crosby, a college student personnel graduate student; Cheyenne Denoyer, a junior law enforcement and justice administration major; Jeff Eck, a computer science graduate student; Sarah Elsner, a junior public health major; Courtney Gear, a communication graduate student; Joanna Graham, a senior social work major; Rome Hamm, a junior finance major; Haley Helgesen, a senior English major; Kar Ee Ho, an engineering technology graduate student; Owen Huff, a junior physics and mathematics major; Amy Illovsky, a senior dietetics major; Solomon Iyasele, a engineering technology graduate student; Kathleen Macgregor, an educational leadership graduate student; Jose Maldonado, a senior communication major; Lucas Overton, a music graduate student; Mary Rager, a senior accountancy major; Megan Roberts, a senior broadcasting major; Mendell Smith, a senior public health major; Erin Sullivan, a junior recreation, park and tourism administration major; Paige Wolfe, a kinesiology graduate student

Mokena: Brianna Taylor
, a senior psychology major

Moline: Alison Brown, a biology graduate student; Erica Salmonson, an English graduate student; Erik Stephenson, a senior information systems management major; Damien Swords, a senior liberal arts and sciences major; Patricia Vandegejuchte, a senior general studies major

Naperville: Peter Alesia, a senior general studies major; Kelly Crowley, a junior athletic training major

Northbrook: Neil Luthra, an instructional design graduate student

Odell: Maureen Doran, a senior music major

Ottawa: Cheri Newell, a junior psychology major

Peoria: Elise McNeese, an educational leadership graduate student; Callee Smick, a curriculum and instruction graduate student

Peru: Paige Bulak, a senior social work major

Petersburg: Rachael Sampson, a junior agriculture major

Port Byron: Emily Cullison, a curriculum and instruction graduate student

Rochester: Emanuela Bruce, a senior Spanish education major

Rock Island: Mariah Benson
, a health scinces graduate student; Azariah King, a senior general studies major; Anna Teggatz, a junior English major; Laura Winton, an arts and sciences graduate student

Sheldon: Janie Miller, a senior biology major

South Elgin: John Avelar, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Springfield: Sara Devine
, a junior music education major

Tinley Park: Alyssa Martin
, a senior psychology major

Utica: Maggie Stoneking, a senior social work major

Williamsfield: Byron Baird, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Wyoming: Meghan King
, a junior nursing major

CALIFORNIA
Aliso Viejo: Andrew Helms
, an instructional design and technology graduate student

CONNECTICUT
Enfield: Sheldon Gaskell
, an English graduate student

INDIANA
Remington: Hayden Wilder
, a senior agriculture major

IOWA
Burlington: Brooke Hild
, a senior network technologies major

Coralville: Sarah Moore, a counseling graduate student

Davenport: Jessica Dougherty
, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major; Stephanie Hoover, an English graduate student; Kelly Robbins, a curriculum and instruction graduate student

Muscatine: Kerri Tharp, an educational leadership graduate student

MISSOURI
Hardin: Crystal Brooke
, a junior music major

Luray: Lydia Boley, a junior agriculture major

St. Charles: Amy Borgstede, a junior recreation, park and tourism administration major

St. Peters: Katie Courtwright
, a curriculum and instruction graduate student

OREGON
Portland: Supada Amornchat,
an instructional design and technology graduate student

TEXAS
Richardson: Charan Chand Irugu
, a computer science graduate student

UTAH
Moab: Terry Torres Cruz
, a biological sciences graduate student

WISCONSIN
Manitowoc: Taylor Winkel
, a junior family and consumer sciences major

For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit phikappaphi.org/.



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