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WIU's Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Inducts New Members

April 10, 2018


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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society held its 46th annual induction ceremony Sunday, April 8; adding more than 80 WIU students to its membership.

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.

The ceremony also recognized scholarship and undergraduate research award winners. Junior music major Susan Arns, of Bartlett, IL, and Allison Anderson, a junior forensic chemistry major from Davis Junction, IL, each received the $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi Junior Scholarship, and senior Jillian Escobar, a double major in music performance and communication sciences and disorders, from Hanover Park, IL, received the $500 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.

Undergraduate research awards were presented to four students during the ceremony:

• First place: Senior Hilary Dunn, a psychology major from South Elgin, IL, for "Religiosity vs. Neuroticism in Predicting Religious/Spiritual Struggles" – Advisor: Psychology Professor David Lane

• Second place: Princess Yameini, of Chicago Heights, IL, a Fall 2017 graduate with bachelor's degrees in psychology and foreign languages and cultures for "Health Locus of Control, Stress and the Utilization of Health Services" – Advisor: Psychology Associate Professor Scott H. Hemenover

• Third place: Senior Rebecca Graham, an English major from East Moline, IL, for "An Analysis of the Characterization and Representation of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in Contemporary Historical Fiction by Carrolly Erickson and Philippa Gregory" – Advisor: English Professor Daniel Malachuk

• Fourth place: Political science graduate student Kiattipong Aunmurng, of Thailand, for "Locally Sustainable Community: Farmers Market, and the Attempt to Boost Farmers Markets in Ponce, Puerto Rico" – Advisor: Sociology and Anthropology Professor Heather McIlvaine-Newsad


WIU faculty members inducted into Phi Kappa Phi included Sociology and Anthropology Professor Tawnya J. Adkins Covert; Chemistry Assistant Professor Brian Bellott; Broadcasting and Journalism Instructor Jasmine Crighton and Kinesiology Associate Professor Algerian Hart.

This year's student inductees, by hometown, include:


ILLINOIS

Alexis: Caitlen L. Bishop, a senior nursing major

Altona: Kaitlyn Cameron, a senior recreation, park and tourism administration major

Andover: Mackenzie L. Martin, a junior law enforcement and justice administration major

Bartlett: Susan C. Arns, a junior music education major

Beardstown: Parker E. Carls, a junior music major

Bloomington: Lyndisty Littell, a senior anthropology major

Bushnell: Deanna Renee Eden, an accountancy graduate student

Canton: Donna Jeanne Breedlove, a senior communication sciences and disorders major;
Bryce H. Taylor, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Chicago: Jamie Jeaneth Flores, a senior political science major

Crystal Lake: Jessica E. Piekarski
, a senior theatre major

Davis Junction: Allison D. Anderson, a junior forensic chemistry major

Downers Grove: Bianca O. Romay, a junior biology major

East Peoria: Cassandra Bilyeu
, an instructional design and technology graduate student

Ellisville: Molly Cameron, a senior English major

Geneseo: Morgan Miller, a junior music education major

Geneva: Killian Tracey, a senior forensic chemistry major

Grayslake: Samantha Vrtis-Bentz, a junior emergency management major

Hamilton: Amanda Allen
, an instructional design and technology graduate student; Ashley Bozman, who received her master's degree in recreation, park and tourism administration in Fall 2017

Island Lake: Amy L. Kunz, an educational leadership doctoral student

Jacksonville: Heather K. Davidsmeyer, a senior communication sciences and disorders major

LaSalle: Lisa Ann Hallen, a senior music education major

Kewanee: Brigida Castillo, a senior bilingual/English as a second language major

LaHarpe: Abigail J. Adkisson
, a senior social work major

Lake Zurich: Kimberly J. Spirek, a senior dietetics major

Lewistown: Makenna A Barker
, a senior general studies major

Lockport: Mariah Dicksen, a junior biology major

Macomb: Caitlyn M. Schoonover-Anderson, an English graduate student; Ryan M. Darensbourg, a college student personnel graduate student; Alex Erlandson, a recreation, park and tourism administration graduate student; Tamara L. LaPrad, an educational leadership doctoral student; Ryan Trey McBride, an instructional design
and technology graduate student; Indrajith K. Wasala Mudiyanselage, a mathematics graduate student; Wickramasinghe Mudiyanselage Nisansala Wickramasinghe, a mathematics graduate student; Justin A. Barnes, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major; Gabriel E. Thompson, a senior recreation, park and tourism administration major; Mark Buren, a senior political science major; Yenna Cho, a senior music major; Tiffany Hamrick, a junior exercise science major; Joseph Turk, a junior English major; and Alexandra Walker, who received her master's degree in economics in Fall 2017

McHenry: Margaret K. Segersten, an educational leadership doctoral student

Moline: Laura M. Berkley, a community and economic development graduate student; and Emalee Clayton, a junior communication sciences and disorders major

Mount Morris: Kelsey Pudlas, a senior music education major

Oak Forest: Maeghan C. Schreiber, a junior communication sciences and disorders major

Orion: Lisa M. Amlong, a senior communication major

Palatine: Matthew R. Frick, a master of business administration (MBA) student

Plainfield: Allyson Wiacek, a junior music major

Plymouth: Jessika Runquist, a junior communication sciences and disorders major

Prophetstown: Patrick Henrekin
, who received his master's degree in
educational administration in Fall 2017

River Grove: Stefanija Micevic, a senior accountancy major

Rock Falls: Sarah E. McCallister
, a senior elementary education major

Rockford: Abigail Reed, a junior dietetics major

Rock Island: Deanna L. Brumbaugh
, a senior nursing major

Roscoe: Alexis M. Swanborg
, a senior elementary education major; Anastasia A. DeLeon, a junior law enforcement and justice administration major

Round Lake: Vladimir Suchkov
, a senior accountancy major

Sandwich: Victoria Gregory
, a junior nursing major

Sherrard: Joseph Weigel
, a junior political science major

Sterling: Derek M. Bushman, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Sycamore: Jasmyne Taylor
, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Yorkville: Todd P. Range
, a law enforcement and justice administration graduate student


CALIFORNIA

La Habra: Alexis Rae Kolschefski
, a senior law enforcement and justice administration
major


INDIANA

NEWBURGH: Alamin Hamid Mohammed
, a computer science graduate student


IOWA

Bettendorf: Anthony R. White
, a senior dietetics major

Davenport: Kristine Y. Thill
, a curriculum and instruction graduate student


MICHIGAN

Kalamazoo: Lauren Elizabeth Burrows
, a senior emergency management major

Saint Johns: Madeleine K. Wilsey, a senior physics and chemistry double major


MISSOURI

Jackson: Brian T. Martin
, a music graduate student



NEBRASKA

Seward: Abigail Christine Hanson
, a college student personnel graduate student


INTERNATIONAL

Bagerhat: Shaikh Obaidullah
, a mathematics graduate student

Colombia: Paula Ramirez, a senior music and psychology double major

India: Bala Bharathi Mannava, a chemistry graduate student

Lalitpur: Shweta Pradhan, a kinesiology graduate student

Nepal: Pratistha Maharjan
, a kinesiology graduate student

Nigeria: Deji Adekanye,
a biology graduate student; Taiwo E. Esan, a chemistry graduate student; and Chukwuebuka Elozona Ogwo, a health sciences graduate student

Saudi Arabia: Shorooq Sulaiman Alaskar, a computer science graduate student; and Faisal Muthyib A. Alsubaie, a biology graduate student

Spain: Amadeo Ramon Carbo, a senior engineering technology major

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





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