58 UNL students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Released on 05/21/2010, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., May 21st, 2010 —

Fifty-eight University of Nebraska-Lincoln students were initiated into membership in Phi Beta Kappa last month.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, recognizing and encouraging a commitment to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Following is a list of the students who were inducted, including their academic major(s) and their parents' and spouses' names. All were in the May 8 graduating class, unless otherwise noted.


Ainsworth: Taylor Weichman, religious studies, Denton and Ann Weichman.

Blair: Stephanie Wulff, psychology, John and Kathy Wulff.

Crete: Frank Lee, physics and mathematics, Jongkeun and Sunghuy Lee.

Ewing: Michael Harpster, English, Will and Mary Harpster, spouse of Jillian Harpster.

Fairbury: Jordan Schlake, economics and international studies, Kendall and Lola Schlake.

Fremont: Tyler Conrad, psychology, Mike and Paula Conrad.

Geneva: Luke Hollis, English and classical languages, Jeff and Ellen Hollis.

Grand Island: Stephen Damm, anthropology and Russian, George and Nancy Damm; Jason Shuda, biological sciences, Ken Shuda and the late Dianne Shuda.

Hartington: Maria Becker, physics, Kenneth Becker, the late Jeannie Becker and step-mother Sheree Becker (August 2010 graduate).

Heartwell: William Kuehn, art history and psychology, William and Kathryn Kuehn.

La Vista: Sarah Hegg, history and medieval and Renaissance studies, Mitchell and Lissa Hegg.

Lincoln: Ross Cheloha, chemistry, Gary and Karen Cheloha; Matthew Gunther, English and history, Brad and Margie Gunther; Libby Hallgren, English and anthropology, Jeff and Mary Hallgren of Johnson Creek, Wis.; Stephen Krumland, Spanish and Latin American studies, Gary and Nancy Krumland; Jake Meador, English and history, Robert and Ruth Meador; Micah Pischnotte, sociology, William and Emily Pischnotte; Laura Pleskac, international studies and French, Richard and Claudia Pleskac; Stephanie Sutton, international studies, Gregory and Margaret Sutton; Kelsey Swartz, biochemistry, Scott and Vicki Swartz; Scott Wood, biochemistry, Paul and Vonnie Wood.

Norfolk: Kristin Divis, psychology, Duane and Carol Divis; Katherine Heineman, biological sciences, Gregory Heineman and Debbra Deming.

Omaha: Rishi Batra, biological sciences, Surinder and Sunita Batra; Nathan Burkman, history and international studies, Kip and Christine Burkman; Ashley Freyer, Spanish; Corey Georgesen, biochemistry, Dan and Deb Georgesen; Lindsey Goding, French, Spanish and international studies, Bob and Janelle Goding; Eric Hamilton, economics and political science, James and Sue Hamilton; Lia Lunn, international studies and French, Greg Lunn and Laura Decker; Eric Norrgard, mathematics; Cody Pick, biological sciences, Michael and Regina Pick; Lindsay Stodden, communication studies, Mike and Cindy Stodden; Melissa Welch, sociology, John and Lesley Welch.

Oxford: Blake Nielsen, psychology, Kevin and Sabrina Nielsen.

Palmyra: Amy Waddle, music-piano performance, Daniel and Angela Waddle.

Papillion: Kimberly Huhmann, biological sciences, Stanley and Sherry Huhmann.

Ralston: Michelle Cherion, Russian and international business, Donald and Clarita Cherion.

South Sioux City: Humera Ahmad, biochemistry, Ahmad Mohammad and Qudsia Hussaini.

Tekamah: Kristin Perchal, economics, Rick and Cheryl Perchal.

Wood River: Kathryn Thelen, biological sciences, Christopher and Torry Thelen.


Batavia, Ill.: William Sanders, mathematics, Robert and Margaret Sanders.

Dallas, Texas: Shay Powell, psychology, Gary and Monica Powell.

Eagle River, Alaska: Erick Reitz, classics and religious studies, and German, Daniel and Christine Reitz of Lincoln, Neb.

Highlands Ranch, Colo.: Kelsey Ida, philosophy, international studies, political science and history, Mike and Therese Ida (August 2010 graduate).

Kansas City, Mo.: Nathaniel Cogswell, chemistry, biochemistry and biological sciences, Richard Cogswell of Kansas City and Victoria Cogswell of Roscoe, Ill.

Mansfield, Texas: Amanda Villegas, communication studies and Spanish, Jerry and Betty Villegas.

Marietta, Ga.: Noah Cypher, psychology, Russell and Mary Cypher.

Naperville, Ill.: Mindy Colgrove, biochemistry and psychology, Mike and Peggy Colgrove.

Pierre, S.D.: Jennifer Olson, theatre arts, Merrill and Karen Olson.

Powell, Ohio: Scott McClure, political science, Don and Donna McClure.

Riverside, Calif.: Xiao Bi, biological sciences, Shaolin Bi and Ping Lu.

Rochester, Minn.: Robert Woodward, computer science and mathematics, John and Sandra Woodward.

St. Louis, Mo.: Katharine Haberman, international studies and French, James Haberman of Carpinteria, Calif., and Beverly Anderson of St. Louis.

Sioux Falls, S.D.: Kelly Kappen, fisheries and wildlife, and music, Phil and Diana Kappen.

Urbandale, Iowa: Jessica Elwell, theatre performance, Mike and Jody Elwell.

Wahpeton, N.D.: Jessica Rick, communication studies, international studies and Spanish, Mike and Brenda Rick.

WRITER: Tom Simons, University Communications, (402) 472-8514

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