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WIU's Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Inducts New Members

April 18, 2019


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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society held its 47th annual induction ceremony Sunday, April 7, adding more than 65 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 foreign languages and cultures major Carlyann Pyles, of Macomb, IL, and Ryan DeBois, a junior management major from Maple Grove, MN, each received the $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi Junior Scholarship, and senior Nicole Walker, a double major in forensic chemistry and foreign languages and cultures, from Hanover Park, IL, received the $500 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.

An undergraduate research award was presented during the ceremony to Jenna Brown, a senior English major from Sterling, IL. Her research paper was titled, "Can Fiction Represent History?: An Analysis of the United States from a Different View in History." Brown was advised by WIU English Professor Marjorie Allison.

WIU faculty members inducted into Phi Kappa Phi included WIU Department of Political Science Chair Keith Boeckelman and Recreation Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) Associate Professor Minsun Doh.

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

Illinois

Algonquin: Alex Bogdan
, a junior law enforcement and justice administration major

Astoria: Cassandra Wallace, a college student personnel graduate major; Eli Wherley, a senior construction management major

Bartonville: Khrista N. Towle, a junior musical education major

Beardstown: Cole A. Johnson, an engineering technology leadership graduate student

Bradley: Leroy Sthay, a senior hospitality management major

Buda: Paul D. Mitchell, Jr., a junior general studies major

Canton: Rachel Henderson, a senior finance major; Nicole Beebe, a junior biology major

Carthage: Dakota Hicks, a finance graduate student

Coal Valley: Emily Grooms, a school psychology graduate student

Columbia: Claire Ryterski, a senior music major

Dixon: Darin Dunphy: a college student personnel graduate student; Alexander K. Knack, a senior psychology major

Elgin: Jeffrey S. Lang, a law enforcement and justice administration graduate student; Leah Murphy, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Galva: Anna Marie Olson, a curriculum and instruction graduate student

Grayslake: Nicole L. Walker, a senior forensic chemistry and foreign languages and cultures double major

Herrin: Aaron C. Steele, a junior psychology major

Huntley: Brittany Cordero, a health sciences graduate student

Industry: Nolan Groenewold, a junior computer science major

Macomb: Adedayo Olabode Adelakum, a biology graduate student; Ezekiel Bocklage, a Master of Fine Arts graduate student; Amanda Dermer, a college student personnel graduate student; Chad Fess, a Master of Fine Arts graduate student; Alexander C. Dermer, a senior computer science major; Nichole E. Trias, a senior general studies major; Audrey Fletcher, a junior mathematics major; Julianna Kessler, a junior speech pathology and audiology major; Hamilton McSwain, a junior dietetics major; Carlyann Pyles, a foreign languages and cultures major and Zachary J. Sutton, a junior history major

Maroa: Payton L. Huffman
, a junior biology major

McHenry: Jake Bussa
, a senior computer science major

Moline: Kristian Clayton, a college student personnel graduate student; Autumn DeKoster, a mental health counseling graduate student; Hanna K. Nelson, a master of museum studies graduate; Douglas Averill, a senior general studies major and John Luster, a senior marketing major

Morris: Jennifer Webb-Rea, an education administrative license graduate student

New Windsor: Sara Ryner
, an educational leadership graduate student

Ottawa: Ashley Hancock, a junior speech pathology and audiology major

Palatine: Sarah Coombes, a senior law enforcement and justice administration major

Plainfield: Benjamin Kolaczkowski, a senior psychology major

Roanoke: Kelsey Roberts, a senior biology major

Rock Falls: Ashley Meened
, a senior elementary education major

Romeoville: Lance Robinette, a junior supply chain management major

Tinley Park: Maggie Lesniak, an educational leadership doctoral student


Iowa
Bettendorf: Victoria Hall
, a clinical mental health counseling graduate student; Antonia Genisio, a senior communication student; Emilie A. Hahn, a senior English major

Davenport: Mary Naughton, a clinical mental health counseling graduate student

Muscatine: Annabel Graettinger, a senior biology major

Minnesota
Maple Grove: Ryan DeBois
, a junior management major

Ohio
Cincinnati: Grayson Stoik
, a junior communication major

Tennessee
Holladay: D. Vincent Ashby
, a liberal arts and sciences graduate student

Washington
Seattle: Jeremy Snow
, a sport management graduate student

Wisconsin
Sun Prairie: Allison Seehafer
, a junior speech pathology and audiology and psychology double major


International

Belgium: Bo Brasseur
, a junior dietetics major

Kotugoda: M. K. Ranpati Dewage
, a mathematics graduate student

Mali: Kadidia Samassekou
, a chemistry graduate student

Nigeria: Adebo Olusegun Tunbosun
, an applied statistics and decision analysis graduate student; Emmanuel Adetoyese Esan, an engineering technology leadership graduate student; Ifedayo O. Kehinde, an instructional design and technology graduate student; Omoikhefe Ihinosen Oarhe, a health sciences graduate student

Turkmenistan
Berdimyrat Mammedov
, a computer science graduate student

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




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