23 UNL students to be recognized as Chancellor's Scholars

Released on 04/23/2009, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 26, 2009

WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th Street

Lincoln, Neb., April 23rd, 2009 —

University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students will be honored in conjunction with UNL's All-University Honors Convocation April 26 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, including 23 seniors who will be recognized as Chancellor's Scholars, the university's highest undergraduate academic honor.

Students are recognized at Honors Convocation for their cumulative academic achievements (as opposed to Dean's List, which is for one semester). Honorees include:

* Chancellor's Scholars, students who will receive their degrees in May or August and have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at UNL and elsewhere;

* Superior Scholars, seniors graduating in the 2008-09 academic year who have been recognized at Honors Convocation each year of their enrollment;

* High Scholars, students other than Chancellor's Scholars and Superior Scholars who are in the top 10 percent of their class.

Following is a listing of Chancellor's Scholars by hometown. Information includes hometown, academic major and parents (if available).


Alliance: Christopher T. Cummings, biological sciences, Thomas and Susan Cummings.

Arapahoe: Katherine D. Adams, accounting, Mike and Melody Adams.

Bellevue: Amanda M. Nelson, biological sciences, Timothy and Pamela Nelson.

Bellwood: Ryan S. Hassebrook, agricultural economics, Wayne and Carol Hassebrook.

Dixon: Tiffany K. Erwin, elementary education, Tom and June Erwin.

Grand Island: Lindsay M. Calhoon, nutrition, exercise and health science, Mike and Patty Calhoon.

Kimball: Mark A. Halstead, agricultural economics, Bryce and Linda Halstead

Lincoln: Kristin M. Allan, communication studies, Tamas and Kathleen Allan; Theresa J. Morin, music education, Peter and Lori Morin; Theresa A. Wilbrand, history, Cathy Wilbrand and the late Herman Wilbrand.

Nebraska City: Julie N. Sunderman, computer and electrical engineering, Joel and Nancy Sunderman.

Norfolk: Kevin M. Freudenburg, international studies, Michael and Shelley Freudenburg.

Omaha: Lindsey A. Hofman, veterinary science, Don and Elaine Hofman; David R. Paulmeyer, accounting, Richard and Donna Paulmeyer; Shelby S. Tilts, business administration, Michelle Jewell; Samantha W. Zickefoose, speech-language pathology, David and Joanna Zickefoose.

Western: Ashley E. Weishahn, speech-language pathology, Doug and Dianne Weishahn.


Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia: Soo Jen Low, food science and technology, Thian Leong Low and Chooi Yoong Yu.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Car Mun Kok, psychology, Siew Sum Kok and Yip Sim Siew.

Lawrence, Kan.: Ryan M. Bodensteiner, elementary education.

Parker, S.D.: April R. Christensen, mathematics, English and pre-medicine, Doyle and Jill Christensen.

Parkville, Mo.: Brett K. Nickisch, speech-language pathology, Reid and Linda Nickisch.

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Andrew P. Shroll, mechanical engineering, Kirby and Debby Shroll.

The links below are to a file of black-and-white images of 15 of the 23 Chancellor's Scholars (eight were unavailable for photos) and a list by hometown of all students to be honored in conjunction with the All University Honors Convocation. The list includes Chancellor's Scholars (C), Superior Scholars (S) and High Scholars (H). Information includes year in school and college. An asterisk after a last name indicates a student with a 4.0 grade-point average.

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